Zebra and other stories

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Knopf, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 146 pages
26 Reviews
From the celebrated author ofThe ChosenandMy Name is Asher Levcomes an outstanding work of fiction for young adults. Zebra and Other Storiescharts moments of grief, crisis, or change for its teenage protagonists: an injury; the loss of a parent; one family's remembered grief, another's thinly buried secrets; the complex hopes that accompany a birth and the shattering impact of death. Containing six stories that are rich in drama and sharp in understanding, this is a memorable collection from a master storyteller that speaks clearly to young adults.

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Review: Zebra and Other Stories

User Review  - Jori Richardson - Goodreads

This is a collection of six short stories by Chaim Potok (author of "The Chosen") that all focus on death or loss, with children as the main characters. I thought that the opening story, "Zebra," was the best. Powerful writing by a brilliant author. Read full review

Review: Zebra and Other Stories

User Review  - NC - Goodreads

short stories filed in kids at Long Beach library. More YA to me. Second story really good about father who leaves the family, but then changes his mind. The son is the only one who knows of his dad's original intent. Read full review

Contents

Zebra
1
B
28
Moon
44
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

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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