Acquired via BookCrossing 03 Jun 2011 – passed to me by Bridget

Amazing book following the development of a fictional artist's talent and confidence in 1950s New York. But Asher is also a Hasidic Jew, and his community ranges from not being accepting of his needs and lifestyle, to being openly hostile. A beautiful portrayal of the artistic and religious sensibility, and a truly affecting and engaging work of literature.

I will pass this to Gill and then would like it back for Matthew, please: there is a sequel, which I will also look out for.