The Chosen (Hardcover)

By Chaim Potok

Simon & Schuster, 9781501142475, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/15/2005)
Mass Market (4/12/1987)
Paperback (8/27/1996)
MP3 CD (7/7/2015)
Prebound (4/1/1987)
Compact Disc (7/20/2005)
Paperback (10/1/2009)
Library Binding (12/1/1994)

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This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Chaim Potok's coming-of-age classic with a new introduction, critical essays, rare papers and photos, and much more.

It's the spring of 1944 and fifteen-year-olds Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders have lived five blocks apart all their lives. But they've never met, not until the day an accident during a softball game sparks an unlikely friendship. Soon these two boys--one expected to become a Hasidic rebbe, the other at ease with secular America--are drawn into one another's worlds despite one father's strong opposition.

Set against the backdrop of WWII and the creation of the state of Israel, The Chosen is a poignant novel about transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and finding yourself--even if that might mean leaving your community.