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David Lurie learns that all beginnings are hard. He must fight for his place against the bullies in his Depression-shadowed Bronx neighborhood and his own frail health. As a young man, he must start anew and define his own path of personal belief that diverges sharply with his devout father and everything he has been taught.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have always loved Chaim Potok's writing. I think I have read them all. I am re-reading In the Beginning aloud to my husband, and it's been so long since I read it the first... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth
I loved the feel and the realism of the Jewish world.
The reader is a part of the Lurie family and of their world. Read more
Not as gripping as his other books. There are three stories here and though one can see the connections, I never really got involved with any one of them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by K. Huggs
I have never particularly cared for first person novels. But in Chaim Potok's case I always make an exception. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bill Towey
Well, I was a bit disappointed. I enjoyed reading My name is Asher Lev, but this one was difficult to finish. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mona Gaspar
Chaim Potok's writing is of an unparalleled . It is the Mysteryhow he can put so much unresolved tension in such simple seeming scenes such as sitting in a room or walking down a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stephen J Cupp
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It reminded me of another book called "The life and times of Abremala B" which was recently published and is available on Amazon. Read morePublished 14 months ago by allan bass