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New York Times Bestseller
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.
"A lovely story about the Holocaust might seem like a grotesque oxymoron. But in The Zookeeper's Wife, Diane Ackerman proves otherwise. Here is a true story... that is simultaneously grave and exuberant, wise and playful. Ackerman has a wonderful tale to tell, and she tells it wonderfully." -- Washington Post Book World "It is no stretch to say that this is the book Ackerman was meant to write." -- Los Angeles Times "An exemplary work of scholarship and an 'ecstasy of imagining.'" -- Booklist "I can't imagine a better story or storyteller. The Zookeeper's Wife will touch every nerve you have." -- Jonathan Safran Foer "Diane Ackerman has surpassed even herself in her latest book, which is alternatingly funny, moving, and terrifying. This powerful thriller would be a great novel--except that it is true." -- Jared Diamond