My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potuk (1972)

I've never taught this book, and as an English teacher, I'm a bit embarrassed to say I've not read it until now. I do know this: there is no way I could have appreciated this book as a student the way I can as a parent. I'm sure some students would really like it, but… Continue reading My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potuk (1972)

**Great House by Nicole Krauss (2010)

I still think of the writing in History of Love, Krauss's previous book, whenever I'm asked about beautiful prose.  And she's done it again in Great House.  Though her novels are not short, they read like prose poetry--something few authors can pull off page after page for 300 pages.  I read countless sentences three or… Continue reading **Great House by Nicole Krauss (2010)