The Gift of Asher Lev

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 24, 2010 - Fiction - 384 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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User Review  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

The Gift of Asher Lev is a sequel to the much acclaimed My Name is Asher Lev. There is no way that The Gift of Asher Lev could be appreciated without reading My Name is Asher Lev first. This sequel ... Read full review

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User Review  - dchaikin - LibraryThing

I wrote the review below on April 19, just after finishing the book. I just finished this and a lot of the emotional impact happens near the end, and it's not a surprise, it's not a crazy plot twist ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Chaim Potok was born in New York City in 1929. He graduated from Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was ordained as a rabbi, and earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. Potok’s first novel, The Chosen, published in 1967, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Memorial Book Award and was nominated for the National Book Award. He is author of eight novels, including In the Beginning and My Name Is Asher Lev, and Wanderings, a history of the Jews. He died in 2002.

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