Zebra and Other Stories

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Random House Children's Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 146 pages
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"In six quietly powerful stories, Potok explores varieties of inner and outer healing, both in individuals and families: 'Zebra' begins to regain use of his crushed hand and leg creating art assigned by an intinerant teacher; 'Isabel' finds unexpected solace in the company of her new stepsister. In the collection's haunting centerpiece, 'Nava' uses her father's experiences in war, and his connection with a Navajo healer, to fend off a frighteningly persistent drug dealer. The families represented are all middle-class or upper-middle-class, but the relationships, the feelings of loss, grief, regret, hope, and relief are universal; readers sensitive to nuances of language and situation will be totally absorbed by these profound character studies."--Kirkus Reviews, Pointer

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ZEBRA: and Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In six quietly powerful stories, Potok (The Sky of Now, 1995; for adults, The Gates of November, 1996; etc.) explores varieties of inner and outer healing, both in individuals and in families: "Zebra ... Read full review

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User Review  - joririchardson - LibraryThing

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

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About the author (2000)

Chaim Potok was born and raised in New York City. He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. An ordained rabbi, Chaim Potok is the author of many novels, including The Chosen, My Name Is Asher Lev, and I Am the Clay.

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