Davita's Harp Author:Chaim Potok 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 toll, Davita unexpectedly turns to the Jewish faith that her mother ha... more »d long ago abandoned, finding there both a solace for her questioning inner pain and a test of her budding spirit of independence.« less
Written in the first person narrative, it is the thoughts and feelings of a young girl as she grows up, caught between her parent's Communism and her own love of Judaism. An interesting look at the 1930s and 1940s as well as of the religious Jewish life. A must read for anyone who is a fan of Chaim Potok or Jewish fiction.