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The World That We Knew
The World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
Oh, what a book this is! Hoffmans 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 in a way that is absolutely unique. By the end you may be weeping Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge In Berlin in 1941 during humanitys 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 its 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 linked. Lea 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 be. What 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. Praise for Alice Hoffman: 'A major contribution to twenty-first century literature' Toni Morrisonon The Museum of Extraordinary Things A great atmospheric storyteller Her books are a real pleasure Kate Atkinson 'Hoffman reminds us with every sentence that words have the power to transport us to alternate worlds, to heal a broken heart, and to tie us irrevocably to the people we love' Jodi Picoult 'Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel' Joseph Heller Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity The Times Alice Hoffman is simply brilliant Daily Mail 'Hoffman knows how to tell a good story' Sunday Times 'Monumental magical, moving beautifully written... A genuine masterpiece' Daily Mail on The Dovekeepers 'One of the finest writers of her generation' Newsweek
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TrishB
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Hoffman‘s The Dovekeepers will always be in my top ten books, but saying that, this is the best I‘ve read of hers since then. I loved the characters, the good v evil and the magic ♥️ A really good read.
Curious to know what you didn‘t like Cindy?
Using for #booked2020 #genocide

Lindy Glad to hear you liked this. My YA group will be discussing it at the end of the month (but I haven‘t started it yet). 2w
Tanisha_A Great review! I'd be interested to read this, stacked already. ❤️ 2w
TrishB @Lindy I‘ll look forward to your postings 👍🏻 one bit had me in tears! 2w
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TrishB @Tanisha_A I think you‘ll like it when you get there! 2w
Caroline2 Sounds good, I‘ve stacked it and I‘ve just order the dovekeepers off eBay. 😉 2w
Crazeedi I loved some of her books, a couple not so much. This sounds interesting 2w
TrishB @Crazeedi I‘ve not read them all yet, making my way through slowly! 2w
TrishB @Caroline2 hope you like it now 🤞🏻 2w
LeeRHarry Just finished The Marriage of Opposites and loved that one 😊 2w
TrishB @LeeRHarry I loved that one too 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen I thought it was a bit overwrought and overwritten. I did love and appreciate how much historically accurate information she managed to include in her story in an unobtrusive way. But overall the story felt “forced” and too intentional ( if that makes sense) 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen I thought you were going to say that- I decided to forgive the many coincidences to make the story work as I just really liked where it was going! 2w
Cinfhen I‘m also not a huge fan of magical realism and while I totally love the inclusion of the Golem I wasn‘t particularly interested in her story. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. Alice Hoffman will still be a favorite author, even if I don‘t love everything she writes 2w
4thhouseontheleft Dovekeepers has been sitting on my shelf for a few years. What I'm hearing from you is I should read it soon! And then read this after that. 😜 2w
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft Dovekeepers is amazing 😁 2w
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TrishB
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#weeklyforecast the three off the pile that called to me today! Probably start the Hoffman this morning 🤞🏻

Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts on the Hoffman/ it wasn‘t my favorite 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
Cathythoughts I hope you get to start it this morning... I love Sunday reading ❤️ 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen will let you know 👍🏻 2w
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TrishB @Cathythoughts I got half an hour!! 2w
Kalalalatja Girls Burn Brighter is tough, but really good! 2w
TrishB @Kalalalatja I saw you said that on another post and that‘s why I picked it 🤷‍♀️ looking forward to it though. 2w
TrishB @eraderneely definitely forwarned! 2w
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Book 1 of 2020: A simple, well-written book about surviving and fighting as a Jew during WWII. There's an element of magic to it that would have discouraged me from reading had I known in advance, but it made the book stand out from others of its kind. I recommend it and will look into others by the author.

Crazeedi I've read several of her books, mostly enjoyed, this one sounds interesting 3w
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scowler1
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Great storytelling as usual. Not her best but excellent none the less.

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Branwen
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"I believe in fiction and the power of stories because that way we speak in tongues. We are not silenced. All of us, when in a deep trauma, find we hesitate, we stammer. The thing is stuck. We get our language back through the language of others. We can turn to the poem. We can open the book. Somebody has been there for us and deep-dived the words." ~ Jeanette Winterson ?

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Ms Hoffman is a brilliant storyteller. In this novel, set largely in France toward the end of WWII, she captures the terror of Jews trying to survive while “there are demons dressed in army uniforms in every corner”

Weaving the stories of several incredible characters, including a golem, we learn that “If you are loved, you never lose the person who loved you.”

Highly recommended, even if you‘re fatigued by all the WWII novels.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! 2mo
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Branwen
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Sat down to read a little bit before dinner and somehow ended up with three cats in my lap! 🙊 What could possibly go wrong?! 😸💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin #roxas #maho

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Branwen
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My hold on this book FINALLY came in, and I couldn't be more excited! I love Alice Hoffman! 😍📚💕

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bookish_wookish
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Went to Barnes and Noble on an empty stomach....wait...thats the grocery store...nevermind.....

FlowerFairy 🤣 3mo
Sace 😂😂😂😂 3mo
vivastory 😂😂 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved The World That We Knew! Great haul btw and of course you head to BN on an empty stomach! Where else! 😁 3mo
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Sumi
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Having read this book & Forche‘s memoir of San Salvador continuously - I don‘t know if I am really seeing a similar dreamlike quality or possibly nightmarish quality to both books because of the juxtaposition or because it is really there. But both are excellent.

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I've heard so much about Hoffman but have never read any of her books until now. Yes there was more telling than showing in her writing, but she has a certain way w words that kept me captivated thru'out this entire book. I ❤️ all the characters here, Ava especially, & it was really tough saying g-bye when it ended. Full review on hookedonbookz.com

Needless to say, I've fallen under Hoffman's spell. Might read 'Practical Magic' after this 😊

MrBook Great review!! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @MrBook thank you! 😊❤️ 3mo
Hforrester12 I am reading this now 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Hforrester12 how do you find it so far? Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! 😊 3mo
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All my CT and surrounding state Littens...RJ Julia has single tickets for Alice Hoffman! Im seriously considering it because Alice is one of my favorite writers! I couldnt do the whole weekend event (which sounded really fantastic) but now theres tickets for just the speaking event! Is anyone else planning on going?

KatieDid927 I guess Beatriz Williams is in East Lyme the same day too. My mom wanted me to come to town for it but I gotta stay in NY next weekend. Looks so cool tho, as does this! 3mo
Ncostell I really want to go and am working that day in Hartford until 3:30. I‘m still on the fence though, darn work! 3mo
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bookish_wookish Yes! This is like the first one thats not in the middle of the week so i can actually go! @Ncostell 3mo
Amiable I wanted to do the whole event, but unfortunately I‘m heading up to Vermont in Friday for the weekend for my mother-in-law‘s memorial service. 🙁 3mo
bookish_wookish Sorry to hear that @Amiable 3mo
Readergrrl Oooh, I‘m interested! I‘ll check this out! 3mo
bookish_wookish Theres actually a whole weekend of events! @Readergrrl 3mo
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Floresj
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This is a pairing of The Golem and The Jinni and The Nightingale. Based in WWII, Germany and France, this novel tells the story of a few main characters. It‘s clear that Hoffman did her research, and I loved the creativity of a golem in the Holocaust, resistance fighters, and survival decisions and costs that were told. Good book!

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Valink
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My Dr appt yesterday was right by B&N, so really it would have been silly of me NOT to stop and pick up a few new books....

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree!! You would have needed another appointment to see if you were alright had you not stopped!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm It would have been rude not to pay a visit! 😉 3mo
ljuliel Your treat for behaving at the Dr‘s office. 3mo
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QuintusMarcus
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It's been so long since I've read Alice Hoffman, I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed her writing. This new book is marvelous--a deft touch of the supernatural (which has always been a strong theme for Hoffman), a gripping story, sympathetic characters, and a fascinating glimpse of Jewish mysticism. Made me want to go back to Paul Wegener's 1920 film, The Golem.

QuintusMarcus Story revolves around a Jewish mother in Berlin who creates a Golem to protect her daughter on her journey to France. Not your typical scary, Frankenstein-y Golem, though, but one endowed with intelligence and language. Truly remarkable book, very thoughtful and enjoyable. 3mo
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mcctrish 👏🏻👏🏻 I have “write all the Poutiners” on my list to do 😆I can‘t wait for mail 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Gobble gobble! 🧡🦃🧡 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3mo
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FantasyChick Happy Thanksgiving!!! I'm behind on letter again, it's been a crazy few months. I'll have to try and get some sent out soon 😘 3mo
sherryvdh Happy Thanksgiving! 3mo
BookishTrish Happy Thanksgiving to you too! 3mo
KarynGood Happy Thanksgiving! I dropped some notes in the mail yesterday during a last minute whipped cream run. 😂 3mo
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toofondofbooks
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There are a handful of contemporary authors that I feel are just master storytellers and Alice Hoffman is definitely one of them. Set during WWII in France and Germany, this story is beautiful, heart breaking, and magical.

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@aeeklund and I had the pleasure of attending the Alice Hoffman book event where she spoke about her new book, The World That We Knew. I grew up watching Practical Magic, a movie based on a book that she wrote, and it was a dream to have the opportunity to talk to her. Apparently, she is working on the third book now in the #practicalmagic series and I am so excited! #alicehoffman #bookevents #bookwormlife #theworldthatweknew

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Ladygodiva7
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Good fast read, a magical side of the Jewish Holocaust.

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“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.....After he praised her, her grandfather surprised her by reciting a prayer in a strange language: Modeh ani lefanecha, melech chai vikayam shehecgezarta bi nishmati bchemla raba emunatecha. ..........Blessed are you lord our God King of the Universe who has sanctified us with his commandments...They have the same meaning, she said

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Had an amazing time with Alice Hoffman last night, who came to speak at Kepler‘s Books in Menlo Park. If you have not read her new book, which launched to NYT Best Seller Status, go read it now!

rather_be_reading 😲😲😲 2mo
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megnews
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Wow. Wow. Wow! What a beautiful book. Lovely writing. Characters you care about. Unable to put down. Haven‘t gotten through a book that quick in a long time. So good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is my #BBRC #GrowUp New in 2019/2020 selection and a replacement book for my original #20booksby2020 (my mood and library holds took me elsewhere).

Book 271 10/3/19

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen Good for you!!!! Glad you switched it up ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
BarbaraBB Wow, sounds good!! 4mo
suzie.reads Sounds like a good book 4mo
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Texreader Just so lovely. 🌹 🌺 🌸 4mo
JulietReads That's egotistical. Lol. Jk. 4mo
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megnews
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Come-read-with-me @megnews I needed to read this tonight! Thank you for posting these beautiful words 🙏🏻 4mo
megnews @Come-read-with-me I‘m glad you saw them when you needed to. 4mo
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Quite disappointing and almost didn't bother with last 20 pages.

It started with such promise but I struggled to care through most of it.

I should've known given the hype of this book that it wasn't going to be that good 💁‍♀️

overtheedge I totally agree! It started out so good..... 4mo
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Perfect way to spend a gloomy, rainy afternoon

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Maude
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I wanted to read this because I love Alice Hoffman, but I was hesitant because I'm having a bit WWII/holocaust fatigue. It is hard to enjoy these books and yet an important part of history that shouldn't be forgotten. I think i would recommend this book highly to someone that has not read too many of these types of stories as it was well researched and had strong characters. Thank you #netgalley for review copy.

IvoryLunatic I think I had the same problem with it. I‘ve just read too many of these lately. 4mo
Flaneurette super agree w the fatigue thing!
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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#7days7covers- Day 6

I thought I had read every type of WWII book but the magical realism here adds to the story in ways that doesn't detract from the overall serious nature. Hoffman highlights the cruelty & unfairness of the world, but also the beauty of humanity through great comraderie with friends, family, & strangers.

In stores today 9/24!

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from #netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

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IvoryLunatic
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It‘s finally the time of year that I love most: a little bit chilly, in my swing as the world wakes up around you, with a blanket, hot drink, and a book.

OriginalCyn620 Love your mug and tattoo! 😉 4mo
IvoryLunatic @OriginalCyn620 Thank you! It‘s in support of To Write Love On Her Arms! 4mo
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IvoryLunatic
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We put our kittens outside already. Waiting outside on the porch swing in this awesome evening weather until my partner is ready for dinner.

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IvoryLunatic
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I have mixed feelings about this one right now. Historical fiction is usually my favorite genre but I don‘t know if it‘s the story itself that isn‘t holding my interest or that I‘m just not in the right mood right now. I do skip back and forth between this one and another #arc because I can‘t seem to focus on anything right now. #netgalley

ReadingDownUnder I‘m reading a not-so-great #NetGalley ARC right now. Just want to finish it! 4mo
IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder what‘s yours? 4mo
ReadingDownUnder @IvoryLunatic The View from Apartment 4. A last minute addition that archives in 4 days so it‘s been bumped to the front of the line. Big mistake. 4mo
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IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder that sucks. I don‘t think mine is that bad, I‘m probably just not in the right mood to read it. But it comes out next week and I try to review mine on or a little before the publishing date. 4mo
ReadingDownUnder @IvoryLunatic I‘ve got a full schedule of cozy mysteries from NG. Not sure why I felt I needed this. Oh well. Back to my line-up soon. 4mo
IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder that‘s a genre I‘ve been wanting to try. I‘m on the waitlist for a Louise Penny book at the library but that‘ll be a while before I get it. Do you have a recommendation for another good one to try? 4mo
ReadingDownUnder I love cozies! It‘s normally all I read for NetGalley. My favourite series is Library Lover series by Jenn McKinlay. Second fave is the Gray Whale Inn series by Karen MacInerney. What hobbies do you like? There is a series for every interest! 4mo
IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder Reading and rescuing animals are my biggest hobbies. I will check those out! 4mo
ReadingDownUnder @IvoryLunatic Ooh! I read a NG one about cat rescue. Here‘s my blog if you want to see what ARCs I‘ve read. https://readingdownunder.blogspot.com (edited) 4mo
IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder Will do! Thank you! 4mo
ReadingDownUnder @IvoryLunatic What animals do you rescue? I have my cat, who was dumped, and I rescue bees outside! 🐝 4mo
IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder Dogs. We pull one from the shelter, work with them until they‘re ready to be adopted by someone, and once they are adopted, we go get the next one. 4mo
ReadingDownUnder @IvoryLunatic That‘s awesome!!! I want a dog but my partner says no. He thinks he‘ll end up doing all of the work. And he probably will! 4mo
IvoryLunatic @ReadingDownUnder It‘s the other way around here. I do most of the work with the dogs here. He‘s more of a cat person. 4mo
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Cinfhen
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Out next week!!! For those who love the spiritual , mystical worlds that Alice Hoffman creates, you will not be disappointed. Set during the turbulent times of the Nazi regime‘s rise to power, we are introduced to a cast of valiant, heroic women who each must choose what they are willing to fight for. Survival won‘t be easy and the horrors they encounter are monstrous but even during the darkest moments magic & miracles exist.
#ARC #NetGalley

Tex2Flo Such a dilemna! I adore Hoffman's magical writing, but struggle to read yet another set around Nazi regime. (P.S. Hoffman will probably win.) 4mo
Cinfhen I hear you on the Holocaust trope but this IS Hoffman. The amount of research she‘s done and all the details she seamlessly weaves into the story makes it different. This is similar but not as good as The DoveKeepers @Tex2Flo 4mo
TrishB Looking forward to this now! 4mo
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KimM
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This was a solid historical fiction read. I will probably look up the references in the back to learn more about the children's home that was raided and several other events in France during the Holocaust period. There is a bit of magical realism. The story, however, revolves around several young people and their struggle to survive as well as help others survive. The writing is a bit prosaic but I enjoyed it.

#NetGalley
#Reviewathon

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KimberlyK
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This is hands down one of the best books I‘ve ever read. It‘s a beautiful story of love and loss with a little bit of magic thrown in for good measure. Books about the Holocaust seem to be all the rage lately, but this one is unlike any other I‘ve read. I am so incredibly thankful to NetGalley, Simon and Schuster, and the author for the privilege of reading an advanced copy of this book. It‘s absolute perfection. Five stars all the way.

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5️⃣⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW
BY ALICE HOFFMAN
RELEASED DATE- September 24,19
PUBLISHER- Simon & Shuster
Its 1941 and the Nazi's are invading Berlin. Hanni Kohn sends her daughter away to save her from the Nazi Regime. Ettie a rabbi's daughter runsaway from home to save herself from the Nazi Regime and Ava who is a Jewish Mystical creature created to keep Lea safe.

mandi1082 I loved this book. I usually do not pick up a book with magical realism because it's not for me but this only had a tad bit in it. The flow of the story worked so well for me that I finished it quickly. This story broke my heart over and over again into tiny little pieces. Some of the characters we meet and their back story oh my heart couldn't handle it. This story is written beautifully and wondered how the author was going to end it.

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This NetGalley Reviewathon is just the motivation I needed to request more books and do more reviews :)

#netgalley
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Anyone else participating in the #NetGalley #reviewathon?
I'm hoping to get to these 6 ARCs by August 30th 📚📚

#BookishFirst #TeenReads #Edelweiss #ARCs

IvoryLunatic What is that? I'm an avid netgalley reader but hadn't heard of that. 6mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @IvoryLunatic check out their instagram, they have an infographic explaining it that I unfortunately can't post as a comment here 6mo
IvoryLunatic @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I don't have an instagram but I found the blogpost! Thanks for posting this so I could find out about it! I just posted my six books as a goal, though it's not as pretty like yours because I deleted my app for putting pictures together. haha 6mo
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Trashcanman I like your handle 6mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @IvoryLunatic haha i know the struggle, the app slows my phone down 6mo
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Cinfhen
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#LilithJuly Im in a bit of a reading slump😝I haven‘t read much since my flight last week. I‘m in the middle of 3 books but nothing is really moving me. I think I‘m just overwhelmed by family & friends right now #FeelSoHigh 😉✈️ Hoping I‘ll find my groove this week🤞🏼

Chrissyreadit Hope you are having a great visit! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly Your brain has just melted. 🥵 6mo
emilyhaldi Good thing to be overwhelmed by 💞 6mo
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KarenUK Hope you are having a wonderful time.... but hope your slump gets better too! I feel ya, I‘m slumping a bit now too.... 6mo
TrishB Just enjoy the rest and the reading will come back ❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen So true @emilyhaldi it certainly feels that way @MicheleinPhilly the weather is sweltering 😰😰 but it‘s great to be surrounded by family @Chrissyreadit @KarenUK @TrishB 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Just enjoy time with the family and doing other things besides reading. 💕 This ‘slumping‘ will soon pass.🍀 6mo
Kalalalatja Just give yourself time (and permission) to enjoy all the other wonderful stuff! Reading will always be there when the family isn‘t 💕 6mo
mrp27 Enjoy your time with family and friends! 6mo
Reviewsbylola I hate that feeling, but it‘s a good time for a slump! 6mo
Crazeedi So I'm thinking just enjoy your family/friend time! 💗💗 6mo
Suet624 Family and friends totally override reading until all of a sudden it doesn‘t. 😁 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Crazeedi I am taking this time to enjoy and relax ❤️a little human interaction isn‘t necessarily a bad thing, right @Suet624 😜I‘m just having a bit of reader‘s guilt and Im missing my Litsy friends 😢 6mo
BarbaraBB Hoping you have a great time ❤️ 6mo
CoffeeAndABook Hi Cindy!!! Hope you‘re having a wonderful time out there!!! 🌸 I was in a reading slump on my trip as well, nothing could hold my attention. I finally decided I need a Grisham, his writing is so suspenseful. I hardly ever read him but whenever I do it‘s good. In this instance I read Camino Island which centers around a book theft but is also about small independent bookstores. I really liked it - and it worked 👍🏼 Sending my love 💓 6mo
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“It was easy to lie to people who still believed in the truth.” ~ Alice Hoffman “The World That We Knew”
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Here is Allice Hoffman! There have been some great authors here today. All of them have been so gracious!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! So cool!! 8mo
Kaye Interesting getting to see what some of them look like ! I don‘t think I‘ve read a book by her yet. Which is your favorite ? 8mo
TheSpineView @Kaye Practical Magic is my favorite. 8mo
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I did not think I would read an Alice Hoffman novel that rivaled The Dove Keepers but well, I was wrong!!! The World that we Knew is a historical fiction novel set in WWII with a slight fantasy twist that only Alice Hoffman can pull off and deliver a story that is both beautiful and emotional. As I read the final words of this amazing work, all I could think was, oh how I was going to miss Lea and Ava.....#AliceHoffman#TheWorldThatWeKnew#Netgalley

Pricel101 I loved The Dovekeepers! Stacked!👌📖 8mo
Follow.my.read You will LOVE THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW!!!!!! 8mo
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The_Real_Nani
World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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Review to come but the short of it is, read this book. #ww2 #holocaust #historicalfiction #france

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The_Real_Nani
World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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Delighted to discover that Alice Hoffman‘s new book is about a golem! A female golem!

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PatriciaU
World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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I have started to write this post about 10 times and simply cannot express the blend of tragedy and joy you will find in this book. Hoffman has taken the horrifying historical context of the Holocaust and distilled it into the stories of four women. It‘s about survival, disbelief, love, courage, and humanity. The best of the year for me. Image is a painting by Anthony Forster & what I imagine as one of the settings.

TrishB I can‘t wait for this one 👍🏻 8mo
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