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The Promise - by Chaim Potok (Paperback)

The Promise - by  Chaim Potok (Paperback)
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<p/><br></br><p><b> Book Synopsis </b></p></br></br><p>In a passionate, energetic narrative, <i>The Promise</i> brilliantly dramatizes what it is to master and use knowledge to make one's own way in the world. <p/>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.</p><p>One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders--now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life--whether sacred truths or a troubled child--according to his own lights, not just established authority.</p><p/><br></br><p><b> Review Quotes </b></p></br></br><br>"A profound, moving book...refreshing, inspiring" --<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>"A superb mirror of a place, a time, and a group of people who capture our immediate interest and holid it tightly." --<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>"The characterizations are vivid, the incidents dramatic, the narrative fluid. . . . Overall . . . a glow of human erudition and compassion." --<i>Washington Post Book World</i>"Brilliantly and intricately conceived. . . . <i>The Chosen</i> established Chaim Potok's reputation as a significant writer. <i>The Promise</i> reaffirms it."-<i>The New York Times</i> <i>Book Review</i><br><p/><br></br><p><b> About the Author </b></p></br></br><p>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, <i>The Chosen, </i>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, including <i>In the Beginning </i>and <i>My Name is Asher Lev, </i>and <i>Wanderings</i>, a history of the Jews. He died in 2002.</p>

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