The Promise

The Promise

eBook - 2005
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Reuven Malter lives in Brooklyn, he's in love, and he's studying to be a rabbi. He also keeps challenging the strict interpretations of his teachers, and if he keeps it up, his dream of becoming a rabbi may die. One day, worried about a disturbed, unhappy boy named Michael, Reuven takes him sailing and cloud-watching. Reuven also introduces him to an old friend, Danny Saunders--now a psychologist with a growing reputation. Reconnected by their shared concern for Michael, Reuven and Danny each learns what it is to take on life--whether sacred truths or a troubled child--according to his own lights, not just established authority. --From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307826367
0307826368
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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DanceFiddler
Jul 15, 2013

Reuven and Danny are back! This is the sequel to The Chosen. A couple years after that book ends, Danny and Reuven try to intervene in the life of a schizophrenic boy whose life situation is connected to and bears resemblances to both Danny’s and Reuven’s. A fine story; a completely believable next chapter for both young men; and a story that doesn’t depend too heavily on the preceding tale. But it has neither the brilliance of The Chosen or the solid goodness of many of his other books—it is definitely more sequel fare than anything else.

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