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The World That We Knew In , During Humanity S Darkest Hour, Three Unforgettable Young Women Must Act With Courage And Love To Survive, From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Dovekeepers And The Marriage Of Opposites Alice Hoffman In Berlin, At The Time When The World Changed, Hanni Kohn Knows She Must Send Her Twelve Year Old Daughter Away To Save Her From The Nazi Regime She Finds Her Way To A Renowned Rabbi, But It S His Daughter, Ettie, Who Offers Hope Of Salvation When She Creates A Mystical Jewish Creature, A Rare And Unusual Golem, Who Is Sworn To Protect Lea Once Ava Is Brought To Life, She And Lea And Ettie Become Eternally Entwined, Their Paths Fated To Cross, Their Fortunes LinkedLea And Ava Travel From Paris, Where Lea Meets Her Soulmate, To A Convent In Western France Known For Its Silver Roses From A School In A Mountaintop Village Where Three Thousand Jews Were Saved Meanwhile, Ettie Is In Hiding, Waiting To Become The Fighter She S Destined To BeWhat Does It Mean To Lose Your Mother How Much Can One Person Sacrifice For Love In A World Where Evil Can Be Found At Every Turn, We Meet Remarkable Characters That Take Us On A Stunning Journey Of Loss And Resistance, The Fantastical And The Mortal, In A Place Where All Roads Lead Past The Angel Of Death And Love Is Never Ending Oh, What A Book This Is Hoffman S Exploration Of The World Of Good And Evil, And The Constant Contest Between Them, Is Unflinching And The Humanity She Brings To Us It Is A Glorious Experience The Book Builds And Builds, As She Weaves Together, Seamlessly, The Stories Of People In The Most Desperate Of Circumstances And Then It Delivers With A Tremendous Punch It Opens Up The World, The Universe, In A Way That It Absolutely Unique By The End You May Be Weeping Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Of Olive Kitteridge Alice Hoffman S New Novel Will Break Your Heart, And Then Stitch It Back Together Piece By Piece It S About Love And Loss, About History And The World Today, About What Happens When Man Goes Against The Laws Of Nature For Good And For Evil It S My New Favorite Hoffman Book And If You Know How Much I Adore Her Writing, That S Truly Saying Something Jodi Picoult, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Small Great Things And A Spark Of Light An Exceptionally Voiced Tale Of Deepest Love And Lossone Of Hoffman S Finest WWII Fiction Has Glutted The Market, But Hoffman S Unique Brand Of Magical Realism And The Beautiful, Tender Yet Devastating Way She Explores Her Subject Make This A Standout Bookliststarred Review

10 thoughts on “The World That We Knew

  1. says:

    This is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books I ve read I don t know much of anything about Jewish Mysticism or folklore, but it s woven into the story in such a stunning way It does take some suspension of disbelief to accept the premise of the story, a mother begging a rabbi s daughter to create a golem to bring her daughter to safety, a dancin

  2. says:

    Magical realism crashes into folklore, mysticism with heart wrenching Holocaust casualties poignant story with well rounded, fantastically developed, relatable characters could be the best formula and definition of WRITING A MASTERPIECE AND CREATING AN AMAZING PORTRAIT BY USING WORDS AS LIKE SMALL BRUSHES OF VIVID COLORS I can only do things with my hands Firs

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    LONG ha..again I couldn t help myself , but NO SPOILERSThis book has crawled under my skin It s a book of womanly strength, love, and wisdom.set in WWII Usually I write a review immediately upon finishing it I m glad I waited It took me longer to read this novelthan others of the same length I paused longer lingered longer over sentences I also spent time studying

  4. says:

    Having waited patiently for a copy from Overdrive for many weeks, I was a little apprehensive once it finally arrived Why Much as I enjoy magical realism, I am not familiar with the Jewish folklore, and I could recognize only the idea of a golem My first rather careful moments with the novel turned into a read that left me overwhelmed The motherly love in the dark tim

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    Ruth knew what evil could befall a girl traveling alone Especially now, when there were demons dressed in army uniforms on every corner Ruth knew of them as mazikin, terrible creatures whose work was the misery of humankind They had accomplished their work in Berlin newspapers printed captions beneath photographs of Jewish businessmen and lawyers and professors Here are t

  6. says:

    Question I asked myself All Holocaust books are heartbreaking, Would this book become just another sad story without the magical realism I think that element made this book memorable, one that stands out, unforgettable Ava represents a mother s love, someone who is not human, buthuman than many others during this inhuman time I loved when the doctor thought, if one can love,

  7. says:

    for what good is it to rescue yourself if you leave behind the person you love the mostI don t think that I can do justice to this beautifully written tale of love, family, faith, resistance, longing, grief, pain, sacrifice, duty, and what it means to be alive Hoffman s writing is heartbreakingly beautifully, sad, hopeful and joyful at times during this novel but mainly it s drip

  8. says:

    Alice Hoffman weaves a powerfully imaginative story of Europe s nightmarish historical horrors of WW2 and the Holocaust, coloured with the fantastical, Jewish folklore, the darkest of grim fairytales, set in Germany and Nazi occupied France, with its Nazi collaborators, the Milice, determined to destroy the brave French Resistance It speaks of love, loss, grief, heartbreak,resilience

  9. says:

    I am not a fan of magic realism But Alice Hoffman is the exception that proves the rule, as I have loved every book of hers that I ve read The book takes place during World War Two Lea s mother, Hanni, knows she must send her daughter Lea, away from Berlin Ava is a golem, a soulless creature created to act as a guardian to Lea Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi, is the one who creates Ava, t

  10. says:

    I am not a fan of magical realism and, stylistically speaking, I don t care for narrative written as a fairy tale Hoffman employs both That said I had to consider if this novel works in terms of the author s intention and I think it does The mother s love is palpable, the symbolism of the heron is effective, the research is solid and the ending is powerful In addition, there are several very

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About the Author: Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author ofthan thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew She lives near Boston.