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Aharon Appelfeld
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  • About this Author
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Aharon Appelfeld is the author of more than forty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Badenheim 1939, The Iron Tracks (winner of the National Jewish Book Award), The Story of a Life (winner of the Prix Médicis Étranger), and Until the Dawn’s Light (winner of the National Jewish Book Award). Other honors he has received include the Giovanni Boccaccio Literary Prize, the Nelly Sachs Prize, the Israel Prize, the Bialik Prize, and the MLA Commonwealth Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received honorary degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, and Yeshiva University. Born in Czernowitz, Bukovina (now part of Ukraine), in 1932, he lives in Israel.

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March 10, 2015
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All Whom I Have Loved
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 10, 2015
Price: $16.00

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All Whom I Have Loved
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $12.99

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Blooms of Darkness
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $15.95

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 hates what she has done with her... Read more >
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Blooms of Darkness
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $25.95

A new novel from the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Israeli writer (“One of the greatest writers of the age”—The Guardian), a haunting, heartbreaking story of love and loss.

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... Read more >
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Blooms of Darkness
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Conversion
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: December 14, 1999
Price: $15.00

"A work of subtle power, at once a historical novel and a moral parable. [Appelfeld] creates an atmosphere charged with ethical significance, painting characters whose feelings are intricate and idiosyncratic, yet resonate sadly and sweetly within us all."
--The Boston Globe Read more >

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The Iron Tracks
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

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 a riveting tale of survival and revenge by the writer whom... Read more >

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Katerina
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 7, 2006
Price: $13.00

Fleeing an abusive home and trying to purge herself of self-destructive behaviors, Katerina, a teenage Ukranian peasant, is taken in by a Jewish family and becomes their housekeeper. Adopting their customs and rituals, feeling the warmth of family life for the first time, she is traumatized when the parents are murdered... Read more >
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Katerina
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: eBook
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Laish
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $23.95

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 place else to go–they are all on a pilgrimage... Read more >

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The Retreat
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $15.00

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The Story of a Life

Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $14.00

When Aharon Appelfeld was seven years old the Nazis occupied Czernowitz, his hometown. They penned the Jews into a ghetto and eventually sent whoever had not been shot or starved to death on a forced march across the Ukraine to a labor camp. As men, women, and children fall away around... Read more >
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The Story of a Life

Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: eBook
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 19, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Suddenly, Love
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $25.00

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 seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident... Read more >
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Suddenly, Love
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Tzili
The Story of a Life
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Dalya Bilu


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $15.00

The youngest, least-favored member of an Eastern European Jewish family, Tzili is considered an embarrassment by her parents and older siblings. Her schooling has been a failure, she is simple and meek, and she seems more at home with the animals in the field than with people. And so when her... Read more >
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Tzili
The Story of a Life
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Dalya Bilu


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Until the Dawn's Light
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $26.00

From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed writer (“One of the best novelists alive” —Irving Howe): a Jewish woman marries a gentile laborer in turn-of-the-century Austria, with disastrous results.

A high school honor student bound for university and a career as a mathematician, Blanca lives with her parents in a small town in Austria... Read more >
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Until the Dawn's Light
A Novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld
Translated by Jeffrey M. Green


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Unto the Soul
A novel
Written by Aharon Appelfeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $15.00

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