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Chaim Potok

Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx 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 died in 2002.

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The Book of Lights
Written by Chaim Potok
Fawcett | Paperback | September 1982
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-24569-9 (0-449-24569-1)

Gershon Loran, a quiet rabinical student, is troubled by the dark reality around him. He sees hope in the study of Kabbalah, the Jewish bok of mysticism and visions, truth and light. But to Gershon's friend, Arthur, light means something else, the Atom bomb, his father helped create. Both men seek... Read more






The Chosen
Written by Chaim Potok
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | August 1996
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-449-91154-9 (0-449-91154-3)

"Anyone who finds it is finding a jewel. Its themes are profound and universal."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as... Read more






The Chosen
Written by Chaim Potok
Fawcett | Paperback | April 1987
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-21344-5 (0-449-21344-7)

"Anyone who finds it is finding a jewel. Its themes are profound and universal."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as... Read more






Davita's Harp
Written by Chaim Potok
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | August 1996
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-449-91183-9 (0-449-91183-7)

For Davita Chandal, growing up in the New York of the 1930s and '40s is an experience of joy and sadness. Her loving parents, both fervent radicals, fill her with the fiercely bright hope of a new and better world. But as the deprivations of war and depression take a ruthless... Read more






The Gates of November
Written by Chaim Potok, Leonid Slepak, Vladimir Slepak, Alexander Slepak and Maria Slepak
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-449-91240-9 (0-449-91240-X)

"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY."
--The Boston Globe

The father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and... Read more






The Gift of Asher Lev
Written by Chaim Potok
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-449-00115-8 (0-449-00115-6)

"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
Twenty years have passed for Asher Lev. He is a world-renowned artist living in France, still uncertain of his artistic direction. When his beloved uncle... Read more






I Am the Clay
Written by Chaim Potok
Fawcett | Paperback | December 1993
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-449-22138-9 (0-449-22138-5)

"Potok writes powerfully about the suffering of innocent people caught in the cross-fire of a war they cannot begin to understand...Humanity and compassion for his characters leap from every page."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
As the Chinese and the army of the North sweep south during the Korean War, an old peasant farmer and... Read more






In the Beginning
Written by Chaim Potok
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-449-00113-4 (0-449-00113-X)

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... Read more






My Name Is Asher Lev
Written by Chaim Potok
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3104-7 (1-4000-3104-4)

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... Read more






Old Men at Midnight
Written by Chaim Potok
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-43998-7 (0-345-43998-8)

From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different men—stories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century.

Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives... Read more






The Promise
Written by Chaim Potok
Anchor | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9541-4 (1-4000-9541-7)

Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he’s in love, and he’s studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die.

One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes... Read more





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