In the Beginning

In the Beginning

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by Chaim Potok
     
 

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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....
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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....

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ISBN-13:
9780449200377
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/12/1982

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My all time favorite. I recommend this to anyone. Its just a fantastic book, overshadowed by other great works as The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, both which dont hold a candle to this book.
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Ed-Philosopher More than 1 year ago
Averse to books (and movies) with gratuitous sex and violence? Try Chaim Potok. His books tend to honor the gentle, sensitive (see HSPerson.com) intellectual. In this book, you follow the childhood of David Lurie, a Jewish boy growing up in 1930s and '40s Bronx (New York). An early injury leaves him physically weak and vulnerable to teasing, but his scholarly talents, vivid imagination, and tight-knit community allow him to grow into a fine young adult with the courage to forge his own way, even when that means challenging some of the religious values of his family and friends.
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