The Gift of Asher Lev (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 24, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
6 Reviews
"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."
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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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User Review  - Syme - Goodreads

A wonderful complex novel about individuality vs the community, with religion, art, family and depression all thrown in the mix. That, and mesmerising prose. Potok, you legend. Read full review

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User Review  - marie1910 - Overstock.com

I always enjoy Chaim Potok's books. The character is more complicated than in The Chosen. It is a good read it forces you to think. ... Read full review

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Contents

BOOK ONE
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BOOK TWO
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BOOK THREE
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About the author (2010)

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.

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