Davita's harp

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Knopf, 1985 - Fiction - 371 pages
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Davita is introduced to the religion of her parents and, as she gravitates towards Judaism, its mysteries and rituals inspire her devotion. As her world collapses around her, she can still draw comfort from religion. And she begins to understand that there is always a reason to go on.

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User Review  - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing

This novel tries hard but didn’t quite work for me. As always, Potok does a great job of examining the tension between different parts of the Jewish and intellectual communities. The historical ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Jason's family is making their ``third move in five years''; once again, Jason says good-bye to his friends and packs his belongings. Meanwhile, he finds comfort up in a dogwood tree. It listens to ... Read full review


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About the author (1985)

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.