Recommend a…Book by a Male Author
Recommend a… is a feature hosted by Chick Loves Lit each Monday.
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Anyone who regularly follows this blog was probably expecting a Tolkien book, since Tolkien is my favorite author and he happens to be male…but my third favorite author is Chaim Potok. I love practically all of his books that I have read (You can read my review for My Name is Asher Lev), but The Chosen is probably his most well-known work. It is also the book that I read first, and the one that got me completely hooked on the rest of his work.
Potok is a master of writing about what it means to be human. In The Chosen, he writes about friendship, and the one that develops between two young men who follow different types of Judaism. They come to learn a lot about each other and their faith, and the reader is privileged to be brought on a such a moving and thought-provoking journey.