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Saturday, April 18, 2015

THE PROMISE

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THE PROMISE by Chaim Potok

I will refer back to my high school English class and a required reading list. From this wonderful list, I discovered Chaim Potok. I read THE CHOSEN first and then THE PROMISE.

Both books opened my eyes to a world far different than my own and helped me understand that there was more to the world than my rural culture and Baptist religion. Exciting!

First Line: The county fair was Rachel’s idea.

End Line: Clouds, he said.

BONUS:

THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok

First Line: For the first fifteen years of our lives, Danny and I lived within five blocks of each other and neither of us new the other’s existence.

Last Line: Then he turned into Lee Avenue and was gone.


And this my friends is what reading is supposed to do. Open our eyes. 

Love this author. Love these books.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you. Open eyes, heart and mind are SUCH a gift. And I need to explore The Chosen at least. Both the first and the last line are tempting my weak willed self.

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  2. Never heard of these! They weren't part of my high school curriculum at all. Oddly enough, almost all the 'banned' books were.

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  3. Hi Teresa - I'm sure I've heard of Chaim Protok - but now I know a little more .. what a great way to learn and I see The Chosen is doing exactly that teaching us to learn and acquire new wisdom .. be our own person.

    Cheers - great recommendation .. cheers Hilary

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  4. The more reading can open ones eyes the better indeed

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  5. I read those in college, and loved them.

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  6. I seem to remember reading The Chosen in high school.

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