The gift of Asher Lev

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 30, 1991 - Fiction - 368 pages
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"Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced. It is a book written with passion about passion. You're not likely to read anything better this year."
Twenty years have passed for Asher Lev. He is a world-renowned artist living in France, still uncertain of his artistic direction. When his beloved uncle dies suddenly, Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn--and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever....

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The ending of this novel is more subtle, though. - Goodreads
The plot itself moves very slowly. - Goodreads
The advice of an artist's rebbe. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

Having just finished re-reading *My Name Is Asher Lev*, I felt compelled to re-read the sequel. The tale of artist and Ladover Hasid Asher Lev skips forward twenty years. Asher is living and working ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shaimaa Ali - Goodreads

This is Potok's 4th novel for me and I can add it easily to his other masterpieces! I even liked it more than the first novel "My name is Asher Lev". . In the first part we met Asher, his parents, his ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Chaim Potok was born and raised in New York City. He began to write fiction at the age of 16, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English literature from Yeshiva University, and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. An ordained rabbi, he served as an army chaplain in Korea for sixteen months with, successively, a front-line medical battalion and an engineer combat battalion. His first novel, The Chosen, was nominated for a National Book Award and received the prestigious Edward Lewis Wallant Award. His other novels include My Name is Asher Lev, The Gift of Asher Lev (winner of the National Jewish Book Award), and I Am the Clay.