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Chaim Potok: The Gift of Asher Lev

(Fiction, 369 pp. 1990)

When Asher Lev, an internationally famous painter, returns from exile in France to his native Brooklyn to attend his uncle’s funeral, he begins a struggle with his own destiny : his devotion to his family and his religious beliefs are pitted against his artistic survival.

Kirkus Review

Review by Eli Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1990