Introducing March’s Book Club Selection: The Chosen

The ChosenThis month’s book for our Facebook book club is The ChosenThe Chosen by Chaim Potok, by Chaim Potok.

What It’s About

from Goodreads:
It is the now-classic story of two fathers and two sons and the pressures on all of them to pursue the religion they share in the way that is best suited to each. And as the boys grow into young men, they discover in the other a lost spiritual brother, and a link to an unexplored world that neither had ever considered before. In effect, they exchange places, and find the peace that neither will ever retreat from again….

Why Was This Title Selected

My in-person book club read it long before I was a member, and the raves they gave it had me convinced I needed to read it.

Anything Else to Know About It?

It was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1968, and won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award in 1967.

It’s available in print, for Kindle or on Audible. Last month I said it wasn’t available on Kindle, but apparently it’s newly released in that format – hooray!

Discussion about the book has already started, but it’s a fairly quick book to read, so you’ve still got time to track it down and join us as we’ll continue it all month. And if the timing isn’t right for you to read it now and participate in the discussion, I’d encourage you to read the book at a later time – it’s wonderful.

What’s Coming Up in April?

Station ElevenLooking ahead to next month, we’ll be reading and discussing Station ElevenStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel by Emily St. John Mandel. It’s available in print, for Kindle, and on Audible. See all the books we’ll be reading in 2016 here.

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to discuss Station Eleven! Loved it!

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