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Chaim Potok's writing is beautiful and evocative, and his story is intricate and important.
My Name is Asher Lev is the story of a boy growing up as a Hasidic Jew who finds, to the great regret of his father, that he wants to become an artist.
It was a great literary work which had also expanded my knowledge of Judaism as well as Jewish tradition and culture.
So few words to communicate love, hurt, desire, personal pursuits. The author did a beautiful job. The brevity was outstanding. Loved, loved the book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by sandra barton
Held my attention and learned things that I was not aware had happenedPublished 2 days ago by rosemary valenti
This is my favorite book of all time! The writing is superb, and the subject---Orthodox Jewish son caught between devout parents and the requirements of his chosen work--is... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Caroline Rader
While this novel is almost 25 to 30 years old, it was the best book I've read all year. Its a combination of a boy growing up, dealing with family situations, and the world around... Read morePublished 28 days ago by JT Atlanta
I was totally captured by the journey of the main characterPublished 29 days ago by Frances E. Vanwormer