Jim Shepard & Gary Fisketjon

National Book-award finalist Jim Shepard visits McNally Jackson to read from his remarkable new novel The Book of Aron, a fictional, first-person narrative from the point of view of a Jewish child in Warsaw as the Nazis tighten their grip. Ron Charles in The Washington Post calls it a "masterpiece," and Daniel Handler writes: “Heartbreaking but never sentimental, comic but never unserious, terrifying but always engrossing, The Book of Aron brings us face to face with the unimaginable, actual truth.”  Jim Shepard will be joined in conversation by Gary Fisketjon, editor at large and vice president of Knopf.Jim Shepard has written six other novels and four story collections, including Like You'd Understand, and Anyway, a National Book Award finalist.