Tue
30

Brown Bag Book Club: My Name Is Asher Lev

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2018-01-30 12:00 - 13:00

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, 1972

The deeply moving story of Asher Lev, a boy with an overwhelming need to draw, to paint, to render the world he knows and the pain he feels, on canvas for everyone to see. A loner, Asher has an extraordinary God-given gift that possesses a spirit all its own. It is this force that he must learn to master without shaming his people or relinquishing any part of his deeply felt Judaism.

 

"A novel of finely articulated tragic power...Little short of a work of genius." New York Times

"Memorable...A book profound in its vision of humanity, of religion, and of art." THE WALL STREET JOURNAL