My name is Asher Lev

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
"A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius."-- The New York Times Book Review Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who keeps kosher, prays three times a day and believes in the Ribbono Shel Olom, the Master of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels, even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this stirring and often visionary novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher's passage between these two identities, the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination. Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic community in postwar Brooklyn, a world suffused by ritual and revolving around a charismatic Rebbe. But in time, his gift threatens to estrange him from that world and the parents he adores. As it follows his struggle, My Name Is Asher Lev becomes a luminous portrait of the artist, by turns heartbreaking and exultant, a modern classic.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 4.2, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 14279f93-3793-a9ca-ab05-8e9d05b8b9a8
Grouping Title my name is asher lev
Grouping Author potok chaim
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-23 00:10:00AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-23 00:37:37AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 16
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.2
author Chaim Potok
author_display Potok, Chaim
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction
display_description A youth's talent leads him away from family and faith.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 14279f93-3793-a9ca-ab05-8e9d05b8b9a8
isbn 9780307422347, 9780394461373, 9780449911686, 9781400031047
item_details ils:CARL0000182810|35192048698215|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Potok|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000182810|35192048698223|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Potok|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000182810|35192050037039|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Potok|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||GH||, ils:CARL0000182810|A00986654|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F G POT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000551772|A00572004|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F LEV|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000551772|P00500640|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F POT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, overdrive:d72c0e82-fc3c-4732-b500-db9baedcbdfe|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-09-23T05:37:37.16Z
lexile_score 640
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Potok
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park
primary_isbn 9781400031047
publishDate 1996, 2003, 2009
record_details ils:CARL0000182810|Book|Books|1st Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.|English|Fawcett Columbine,|1996.|369 p. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000551772|Book|Books|1st Anchor Books ed.|English|Anchor Books,|2003, c1972.|369 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:d72c0e82-fc3c-4732-b500-db9baedcbdfe|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2009|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:d72c0e82-fc3c-4732-b500-db9baedcbdfe -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000182810 35192048698223 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000182810 35192048698215 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000182810 35192050037039 In Transit In Transit false false true false false true
subject_facet Artists -- Fiction, Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Jewish families -- Fiction, Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Jews -- New York (State) -- New York. -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display My name is Asher Lev
title_full My Name Is Asher Lev, My name is Asher Lev / Chaim Potok
title_short My name is Asher Lev
topic_facet Artists, Fiction, Jewish families, Jews, Literature, Young men