Aharon Appelfeld




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  • Literary

    Jan-2019

    From "fiction's foremost chronicler of the Holocaust" (Philip Roth), a haunting novel about an unforgettable group of Jewish partisans fighting the Nazis during World War II. Battling numbing cold, ever-present hunger, and German soldiers determin...

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  • Literary

    Feb-2017

    From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author (“One of the greatest writers of the age” –The Guardian): a young Holocaust survivor takes his first steps toward creating a new life in the newly established state of Israel. Erwin does...

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  • Literary

    Nov-2016

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKHow does one live after surviving injustice? What satisfaction comes from revenge? Can the past ever be left behind?Masterfully composed and imbued with extraordinary feeling and unders...

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  • Historical

    Oct-2015

    HONOR 2016 - Mildred L. Batchelder Honor BookWINNER 2016 - Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish LibrariesFINALIST 2016 - National Jewish Book AwardsAdam and Thomas is the story of two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II b...

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  • Literary

    May-2014

    A poignant, heartbreaking new work by “one of the best novelists alive” (Irving Howe)—the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other’s lives in ways they could never have imagined. Ernst is a gruff s...

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  • Literary

    Mar-2010

    The ghetto in which the Jews have been confined is being liquidated by the Nazis, and eleven-year-old Hugo is brought by his mother to the local brothel, where one of the prostitutes has agreed to hide him. Mariana is a bitterly unhappy woman who hat...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2009

    A caravan of Jews wanders through Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century on a heartbreaking quest. Spiritual seekers and the elderly, widows and orphans, the sick and the dying, con artists and adventurers, victims of pogroms who have no...

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  • Literary

    Mar-2007

    The haunting story of a Jewish family in Eastern Europe in the 1930s that prefigures the fate of the Jews during World War II.At the center is nine-year-old Paul Rosenfeld, the beloved only child of divorced parents, through whose eyes we view a diss...

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  • Historical

    Dec-2001

    Aharon Appelfeld is one of the foremost authors in Israel today. Before he published his novel Badenheim 1939, Appelfeld wrote a short story under the same title that represents the kernal of his brilliant, pre-Holocaust allegory. This pamphlet conta...

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  • Literary

    Jan-2000

    Our story opens in an Austrian city, two generations before the Holocaust, where almost all of the Jews have converted to Christianity. Today the church bells are pealing for Karl, an ambitious young civil servant whose conversion will clear his path...

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  • Historical

    Mar-1999

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK How does one live after surviving injustice? What satisfaction comes from revenge? Can the past ever be left behind? Masterfully composed and imbued with extraordinary feeling and understanding, The Iron Tracks is ...

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  • Literary

    May-1994

    The eighth of Aharon Appelfeld's brilliantly original novels to be published in English, The Healer is a remarkable story about faith and faithlessness among European Jews on the eve of World War II. Felix Katz is a Viennese businessman whose life is...

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  • Historical

    Apr-1994

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1994

    In turn of the century Eastern Europe, a brother and sister have been chosen to guard an ancient cemetery of Jewish martyrs situated on an isolated mountain. The endless snows protect them from the pogroms and plagues that rage in the world below, bu...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1992

    Fleeing an abusive home, Katerina, a teenage peasant in Ukraine in the 1880s, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Feeling the warmth of family life for the first time and incorporating the family’s customs and rituals into...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1990

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1989

    Set in contemporary Israel, The Immortal Bartfuss is perhaps the most profound and powerful portrait of a Holocaust survivor ever drawn. Using the techniques of omission and indirection perfected in such masterpieces as Badenheim 1939 and To the Land...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1985

    The year is 1937. On a remote hilltop some distance from Vienna stands a hotel called The Retreat. Founded by a man who is determined to cleanse himself and his guests of all "Jewish traits," it is a resort of assimilation, with daily activities that...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1981

    In the summer of 1939, prosperous members of the Jewish middle class flock to the resort town of Badenheim, oblivious to the ominous political and military events that will transform them into de facto prisoners in their familiar resort...

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  • Historical

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