The Gift of Asher Lev

The Gift of Asher Lev

by Chaim Potok

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The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

“Extraordinary . . . No one but Chaim Potok could have written this strangely sweet, compelling, and deeply felt novel.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
In his powerful My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok gave the world an unforgettable character and a timeless story that The New York Times Book Review hailed as “little short of a work of genius.” The Chicago Sun-Times declared it “a story that had to be told.” Now, Chaim Potok’s beloved character returns to learn, to teach, to dream, in The Gift of Asher Lev.
 
Twenty years have passed. Asher Lev is a world-renowned artist living with his young family in France. Still, he is unsure of his artistic direction. Success has not brought ease to his heart. Then Asher’s beloved uncle dies suddenly, and Asher and his family rush back to Brooklyn—and into a world that Asher thought he had left behind forever.

It is a journey of confrontation and discovery as Asher purges his past in search of new inspiration for his art and begins to understand the true meaning of sacrifice and the painful joy in sharing the most precious gift of all.
 
Praise for The Gift of Asher Lev
 
“A masterwork.”Newsday
 
“Rivals anything Chaim Potok has ever produced. It is a book written with passion about passion. You’re not likely to read anything better this year.”The Detroit News

“Fascinating.”The Washington Post Book World
 
“Very moving.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449001158
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 369
Sales rank: 228,246
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)

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 PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. Potok’s 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.

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Gift of Asher Lev 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
fingerpost on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Many years after his exile from his hasidic home in New York (My Name is Asher Lev) Asher returns for the funeral of his uncle, and brings his wife and two children along. Uncle Yitzok it turns out has harbored an unusual secret from the Jewish community, and Asher lands in the middle of it. The Rebbe has his own secrets, that deeply involve Asher and his family... and "The Gift" of Asher Lev turns out not be his art.
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~Warrior's Cats~
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Primrosepaw(claw?), Spiritpaw(glow?), Leapordpaw(heart?)
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Thats disgusting and should be reprted
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Nodded. "Good work. You can go back to camp now."
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She stood up. "You'll be a great warrior."
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Padded in, tadting the air
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Well, we moved to result one if you wish to stay. Wherever Fawnstep is, im sure she'd miss you, and Nightcrystal too
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The red she smiles and curls up next to Sunrise.*Poppypaw*
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I'm not voting. Sorry!
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I agree with Sparkleshine. Icedancer herself said she was quitting rping here, and only rping on wattpad, whatever that thing is. Sooooo...Dragonstar as leader, Sparkleshine as deputy. ~Falconsoar~