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by Chaim Potok

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  • ISBN 0140178279
  • ISBN13 978-0140178272
  • Language English
  • Author Chaim Potok
  • Publisher Penguin Books; New Ed edition (1993)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats lrf txt rtf docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1210 kb
  • Size Fb2 1922 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 669


Potok has written a moving and believable book.

Potok has written a moving and believable book. He vividly depicts his refugees in flight and their subsequent efforts to re-establish their lives, and he feelingly portrays their alternations between hope and despair. Atlanta Journal & Constitution. Potok successfully enters into the spirit of a different culture, and in doing so finds that the same questions ultimately confront us al. A moving reminder of our common humanity.

Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first book The Chosen (1967), was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies

Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first book The Chosen (1967), was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 copies. Herman Harold Potok was born in Bronx, New York, to Benjamin Max (died 1958) and Mollie (née Friedman) Potok (died 1985), Jewish immigrants from Poland. He was the oldest of four children, all of whom either became or married rabbis. His Hebrew name was Chaim Tzvi (חיים צבי).

And once a long convoy of ambulances. The woman looked at the red crosses on the ambulances and the old man saw her begin murmuring to herself but was unable to hear her words. They helped us, these spirits of the cross, together with our own, how does one give them an offering? Is it enough to sing their song? Have thine own way Lord have thine own way. What do they mean, these.

I have enjoyed Chaim Potok's books but found this particular book a bit disappointing. It lacked depth of charactor or emotional connection for me. I would recommend reading his other books if you want to read a good Potok book. Aug 10, 2016 Angela rated it it was amazing.

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 ChronicleAs the Chinese and the army of the North sweep south during the Korean War, an old peasant farmer and his wife flee their village across the bleak, bombed-out landscape. They soon come upon a boy in a ditch who is wounded and unconscious. Stirred by possessiveness and caring the woman refuses to leave the boy behind. I Am the Clay: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – December 4, 1993. by. Chaim Potok (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

Chaim Potok was born in New York City in 1929

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 PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. 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.

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 his wife flee their village across the bleak, bombed-out landscape.

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Simple
Wow. I just finished this book. I've read many of Chaim Potok books and have enjoyed each one so much that I keep picking up another one. He is such a great storyteller. I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about this one. Most of his books center on Judaism and this one seemed so different than his other writings. I wondered how he would manage a different culture. However, what I have learned is that certain themes are universal to humanity. Heroism in the face of extreme conditions is a theme that certainly holds true in the Judaic experience and in this book on the Korean War experience. Heroism to me is the ability to remain human and loving even under the most stressful and dire of conditions. The heroism of the characters in this book is so moving and heart warming. It is classic Potok. He leaves you thinking about the characters and their future long after reading his books.
Inth
An old Korean couple flees their village as invaders come from the north. Potok knows the glory and seaminess of human nature, and he gives it to us in his spare prose. These are scenes we know: the tension between a childless couple: "Woman, you are a roaring in my ears." Superstitious beliefs, exposed when the old woman saves a dying child who later saves them. Exploitation: in the refugee camp and later in the old couple's village, the old man is out for himself and yet has a certain affection for his woman. She is captured from time to time humming the tune, "Have thine own way, Lord, Have thine own way." She represents the glory possible when the clay submits to the potter.
Thetalen
I enjoyed reading the book. However, it seemed to me that there was a great amount of repetition in the writing. Of course, I realize it is difficult to make something out of unbearable cold and hunger that goes on for months. It is well written and a fast read and the characters are well developed.
Kadar
Reading this story is like walking with an individual in deep despair with no hope for salvation. He even had the answer and did not know it. Even the chaplain from whom he sought help had missed the answer so obvious to those who have that very song meaningfully etched into their heart. A book filled with answers for those who seek to inform those who need the bridge to joy, peace, and eternity. A great ride on the roller coaster of despair that provides a deep sense of thankfulness for those blessed for having not traveled this road themselves.
Dont_Wory
A young boy is found half-dead by an elderly couple during the horrors of the Korean War..Nursed back to health by a grandma who sees him as a substitute for her own lost son and a grudging grandpa, the saved boy turns out to be the "saver" for the old couple. An intense, gripping war story told through the eyes of a young survivor.
Lbe
Good read.
Dog_Uoll
Chaim Potok was an amazing writer who takes you from modern times back to when life was challenging, when people worked hard, and family was important. His works have truth to them bringing histroy into everything he writes and gives a person a feeling that they are becoming one with his work.
His books are always good, it is a great read