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You Never Know: A Legend of the Lamed-vavniks

Prose, Francine

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ISBN 10: 0688158064 / ISBN 13: 9780688158064
Published by Greenwillow Books, New York, 1998
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Fine condition in glossy pictorial boards. Dust jacket is unclipped and very good (three short closed tears at corners). The author takes on the Jewish legend of Schmuel and the holy Lamed-vavniks in the town of Plotchnick. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 3198

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Title: You Never Know: A Legend of the ...

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Mark Podwal

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition

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The town of Plotchnik hasn't had a drop of rain in forty days. But the town's humble shoemaker, Poor Schmuel, has the power to command rain and much more. What makes him so extraordinary? Nobody, including the town elders, can explain it until one nightthe Rabbi has a very strange dream.... Francine Prose and Mark Podwal bring to life with wit and flavor another Jewish legend in this tale of Schmuel and the holy Lamed-vavniks.

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Francine Prose is the author of ten highly acclaimed works of fiction, including Bigfoot Dreams, Household Saints, Hunters and Gatherers, Primitive People, and Guided Tours of Hell. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and The Paris Review; she is a contributing editor at Harper's, and she writes regularly on art for the Wall Street Journal. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose is a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Johns Hopkins University. She lives in New York City.

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