|Plot Summary of Chosen By God: A Brother's Journey|
|"Joshua Hammer tells the story of his brother Tony's upbringing as a secular Jew and subsequent conversion to Hasidic Judaism. In the struggle to come to terms with his brother's life altering decision the writer not only finds sympathy and understanding for Tony's decision, but he comes upon self-awareness and a sense of belonging in Tony's new life. Mr. Hammer tackles his brother's tale like the professional journalist that he is by interviewing his family, sifting through past history and taking numerous visits to the town of Monsey, NY to experience aspects of the Hasidic life style.
The novel is a very moving story of family upheaval, the search for meaning in life and a startling look at religious devotion. It is at times touching and at other times shocking, but all the while a mesmerizing odyssey."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Chosen By God: A Brother's Journey|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- religious Jew
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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