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Description - Promise by Chaim Potok

"A superb mirror of a place, a time, and a group of people who capture our immediate interest and hold it tightly."THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERYoung Reuven Malter is unsure of himself and his place in life. An unconventional scholar, he struggles for recognition from his teachers. With his old friend Danny Saunders--who himself had abandoned the legacy as the chosen heir to his father's rabbinical dynasty for the uncertain life of a healer--Reuvan battles to save a sensitive boy imprisoned by his genius and rage. Painfully, triumphantly, Reuven's understanding of himself, though the boy change, as he starts to aproach the peace he has long sought....

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400095414
ISBN-10: 1400095417
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chaim Potok

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 Ph.D. 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, includingIn the BeginningandMy Name is Asher Lev, and Wanderings, a history of the Jews. He died in 2002."

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