Alice Hoffman - The World That We Knew

Alice Hoffman - The World That We Knew

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 3:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)
5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

From the New York Times bestselling author of "The Dovekeepers" and "The Marriage of Opposites" comes a story of three unforgettable young women who must act with courage and love to survive humanity’s darkest hour.

Alice Hoffman will be in conversation with Nadia Bilchik, CNN editorial producer and bestselling author, at this 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA event.

About the Book

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 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.

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than 30 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." She lives near Boston.