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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction History




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Balson is an attorney practicing with the firm of Stone, Pogrund and Korey in Chicago. He's also been an adjunct professor of business law at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years.

Biographical and Professional Information

In his travels through Warsaw and southern Poland, Ronald Balson was inspired him to write "Once We Were Brothers", his first novel. Extensive travels to Israel and the Middle East provided the inspiration for his second novel, "Saving Sophie." While on his "Once We Were Brothers" book tour, Ron met Fay Waldman, a survivor of multiple Nazi prison camps. Her remarkable story inspired and provided the backdrop for Ron's third novel, "Karolina's Twins."

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