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“A novel of finely articulated tragic power. . . . Little short of a work of genius.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Memorable. . . . Profound in its vision of humanity, of religion, and of art.”--The Wall Street Journal
“Such a feeling of freshness, of something brand-new. . . . Attention-holding and ultimately moving.” --The New York Times
“Engrossing and illuminating.” --Miami Herald --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
My Name is Asher Lev-Chaim Potok became a favorite author of mine after reading My Name is Asher Lev. I've since had the pleasure of hearing Chaim Potok speak on two occasions. To hear him answer questions regarding Asher Lev and his paintings is evidence of the true craftsmanship of this author. A most amazing part of the story is the integration of Christian ideals in the Jewish character of Asher Lev and his artwork. Its a truly remarkable story.
-Jocelyn Schmidt, Ballantine National Sales Coordinator --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
For creative people, this is a story that describes the war within. It puts words to your struggle to let your feelings out in an expression of some sort... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stephen Noble
I recently read another book by Chaim Potok and have since been devouring anything of his I can find. This book was, however, disappointing. Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Kate
My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok is a remarkable story from the first page to the last. Potok takes the reader on a captivating journey through the complex mind and painful... Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by Elizabeth Kirkwood
Torn. Torn between the two incompatible worlds of Art and Judaism is the life that Asher Lev lives. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by "malekak"
I'm a teenage kid with a busy life of school and other things, but all that just stopped as soon as I picked up this book. Have mercy on my soul, this book was good. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by The Guitar
I'm speechless. Thank you, Mr. Potok. May your memory live on through your work.....Published on Dec 22 2003
I read maybe...3 Chapters of this book in my Act class at school and I found particularily useless. This is NOT a book i felt that the school board should be making middle school... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2003 by Eternity
MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Chaim Potok
A story about a young man's struggle between the secular world of an artist, and life as a Ladover Hasidic Jew, Chaim Potok's masterpiece... Read more
I was hesitant to read this book at first, but I was quickly won over. My Name is Asher Lev is the story of a boy growing up as a Hasidic Jew who finds, to the great regret of his... Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2003 by Charents