The Zookeeper's Wife Lib/E: A War Story

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Blackstone Publishing
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6.1 X 6.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.66 pounds
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About the Author
Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Moliere, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.


Suzanne Toren's respectful reading allows the horror of the Holocaust to emanate from the compelling story...Toren skillfully portrays the fear and revulsion expressed by Antonina in her diary and creates convincing accents for the many Polish characters.

-- "AudioFile"

Suzanne Toren deftly reads this account of Jan and Antonina Zabinski...This audio version, brilliantly set and realized and deeply compelling, offers a significant example of courage under fire. The book has also been made into a film.

-- "Library Journal (audio review)"

Ackerman...makes beautiful work of harrowing tales of [her characters'] determination to keep souls alive, in the actual and metaphorical sense both.

-- "New York Daily News"

A true story-of human empathy and its opposite-that is simultaneously grave and exuberant, wise and playful.

-- "Washington Post Book World"

Fresh and compelling...Ackerman has succeeded in a vivid, cinematically written book that's bound to find its way to the screen.

-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

An inspiring read...may join Schindler's List and Hotel Rwanda as popular accounts of heroism in the face of genocide.

-- "Salt Lake Tribune"

This suspenseful, beautifully crafted story deserves a wide readership.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

An exemplary work of scholarship...Ackerman's affecting telling of the heroic Zabinskis' dramatic story illuminates the profound connection between humankind and nature and celebrates life's beauty, mystery, and tenacity.

-- "Booklist (starred review) "

Ackerman has done an invaluable service in bringing a little-known story of heroism and compassion to light. Highly recommended.

-- "Library Journal"