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Chaim Potok was born in the Bronx in 1929. He graduated from Yeshiva University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, was ordained as a rabbi, and earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as editor of the Jewish Publication Society of America. 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. He died in 2002.

Books by Chaim Potok

The Chosen

New to Penguin Modern Classics, a timeless tale of divided generations and enduring friendship

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My Name Is Asher Lev

Chaim Potok's story of faith, freedom and art, new to Penguin Modern Classics

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