The world that we knew

The world that we knew
Hoffman, Alice
  • Item Type: Book - XX(1748353.3)
  • Published: 2019
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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 shes 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.

Related Subjects

Jews--France--Paris--Fiction.
Jewish children--Fiction.
Golem--Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781471185830 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Hoffman, Alice,

Title:

The world that we knew / Alice Hoffman.

Publication Info:

London : Scribner, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

372 pages : maps ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

cartographic image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Jews--France--Paris--Fiction.

Subject term:

Jewish children--Fiction.

Subject term:

Golem--Fiction.

Subject term:

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Paris (France)--History--1940-1944--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

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