The Giver

By Lois Lowry; Ron Rifkin (Read by)
(Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780807262030)

Publication Date: February 27, 2001

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Paperback

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Description

Read by Ron Rifkin
4 hours, 48 minutes
4 CD's

December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man-the man called only the Giver-he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.




About the Author

Ron Rifkin has appeared in the films Wolf and JFK, starred on Broadway in Arthur Miller's Broken Glass and has played recurring roles on television in the series The Trials of Rosie O'Neill and the award-winning drama series ER.




NPR
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Lowry's father didn't have Alzheimer's, but as he began to forget his past, the author says she began to imagine a book about eliminating painful memories. The Giver has just been adapted into a film. More at NPR.org

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Praise For The Giver

"A powerful and provacative novel.”
-- The New York Times


From the Paperback edition.

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