The adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel
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New York : Nan A. Talese, [2018].
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First edition.
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228 pages ; 20 cm
Language
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ISBN
9780385543583, 0385543581

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A heartwarming amateur detective story set in Depression-era St. Louis from beloved author A. E. Hotchner. Street-savvy, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom is guarding his father's car when he witnesses a robbery gone wrong in a jewelery store across the street. To Aaron's shock, his father, a traveling watch salesman in the wrong place at the wrong time, is fingered as the prime suspect in the murder. Despite seeing the real killer flee the scene, Aaron can't do much to help in the moment--no one will take a kid's word for it. Undaunted, Aaron enlists an unlikely band of friends and helpful adults to clear his father's name. Aaron's unusual mission is complicated by the painful realities of the Depression: His father's longtime business folded, leaving the family in financial straits; his mother is in a sanatorium after nearly dying of tuberculosis. So Aaron is forced to fend for himself while his father is held in wrongful custody. He ducks truant officers and nosy neighbors, landlords and social workers, and he bums meals from friends and relatives alike. In his search for justice, Aaron draws upon the resources of a world-weary paperboy, an aspiring teen journalist, a kindly lawyer, and a neighborhood friend with a penchant for baking. And as they dig into the details of the case, these unconventional detectives reveal a cover-up that goes much deeper than a jewelry-store heist gone sour. Through it all, Aaron's optimistic narration and plucky resourcefulness shine through. Hotchner's latest is a rollicking ride through St. Louis at its lowest, as seen through the eyes of his most lovable narrator to date.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hotchner, A. E. (2018). The adventures of Aaron Broom: a novel. First edition. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hotchner, A. E. 2018. The Adventures of Aaron Broom: A Novel. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hotchner, A. E, The Adventures of Aaron Broom: A Novel. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2018.

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Hotchner, A. E. The Adventures of Aaron Broom: A Novel. First edition. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2018. Print.

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