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Synopsis:

"A superb mirror of a place, a time, and a group of people who capture our immediate interest and hold it tightly."

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Young Reuven Malter is unsure of himself and his place in life. An unconventional scholar, he struggles for recognition from his teachers. With his old friend Danny Saunders--who himself had abandoned the legacy as the chosen heir to his father's rabbinical dynasty for the uncertain life of a healer--Reuvan battles to save a sensitive boy imprisoned by his genius and rage. Painfully, triumphantly, Reuven's understanding of himself, though the boy change, as he starts to aproach the peace he has long sought....

"From the Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. Potoks 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095414
Author:
Potok, Chaim
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychologists
Subject:
Rabbis
Subject:
Psychological fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;judaism;novel;psychology;literature;jewish fiction;religion;new york;brooklyn;coming of age;american;jews;usa;judaica;friendship;20th century;potok;hasidism;american literature;classic;jewish literature
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fiction;judaism;novel;psychology;literature;religion;jewish fiction;new york;brooklyn;coming of age;american;jews;usa;friendship;judaica;20th century;hasidism;potok;new york city;american literature;classic;jewish literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.98x5.30x.85 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400095414 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A superb mirror of a place, a time, and a group of people who capture our immediate interest and hold it tightly."

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Young Reuven Malter is unsure of himself and his place in life. An unconventional scholar, he struggles for recognition from his teachers. With his old friend Danny Saunders--who himself had abandoned the legacy as the chosen heir to his father's rabbinical dynasty for the uncertain life of a healer--Reuvan battles to save a sensitive boy imprisoned by his genius and rage. Painfully, triumphantly, Reuven's understanding of himself, though the boy change, as he starts to aproach the peace he has long sought....

"From the Paperback edition.

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