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The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1)
The Chosen - Reuven Malther, Bk 1
Author: Chaim Potok
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 the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. In effect, they exc...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449213445
ISBN-10: 0449213447
Publication Date: 4/12/1987
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 230 ratings
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
This was a wonderful book about two Jewish boys during the time of WW II. It shows the struggles of a young man trying to come to terms with his own goals and desires and the expectations of his family, while emphasizing the value of friendship and the ability to overcome differences in beliefs.
ATraveler avatar reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Excellent book. At points a emotional rollercoaster -- cried, angry at the father's way, etc. Opened a door to a world I am not familar with. Some of the dialog lost me, not knowing Yiddish or Hebrew. Most of the time it was explained but not always. Definitely worth the time to read.
reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An amazing, absorbing book. The characterization is flawless and the story is fascinating.
reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
I just re-read this book and loved it again. I first read it in 1968 - Yikes! Anyway it is still a really interesting peek into a life style that many of us know little about. And if you think its dated just drive through the Mintwood section of Brooklyn!
reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
Fabulous book! I was disappointed when it ended!
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merrytranslator avatar reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on + 68 more book reviews
I found this book really interesting, and touching.
reviewed The Chosen (Reuven Malther, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Very good book.


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