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The gift of Asher Lev: A Novel

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"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
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044921978
9780307575524
9780394572123
9780449001158
Lexile measure:
810L
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display_description "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
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subject_facet Artists -- Fiction, Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Jewish families -- Fiction, Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display The gift of Asher Lev
title_full The Gift of Asher Lev A Novel, The gift of Asher Lev / Chaim Potok
title_short The gift of Asher Lev
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topic_facet Artists, Fiction, Jewish families, Jews, Literature, Young men