About Us (novel)

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About Us
Chester Aaron - About Us.jpeg
Author Chester Aaron
Country  USA
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher McGraw-Hill
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 239
OCLC 1275695

About Us is a novel by the American writer Chester Aaron set in 1930s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

It tells the story of the Kahns, a Jewish family who run a small general store in the fictional village of Sundown, a coal patch in Butler County, Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh. The protagonist is Benny Kahn, age eight when the novel begins, and his coming-of-age is sketched against the backdrop of the events of Great Depression through World War II.


  • Demarest, David P. (1976). From These Hills, From These Valleys: Selected Fiction about Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-8229-1123-4. 
  1. ^ Lillard, Richard G. Portrait of an Adolescent America, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 1967