The World That We Knew The World That We Knew

The World That We Knew

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

On the brink of World War II, with the Nazis tightening their grip on Berlin, a mother’s act of courage and love offers her daughter a chance of survival.

“[A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times…gravely beautiful…Hoffman the storyteller continues to dazzle.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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. Her desperation leads her to Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi whose years spent eavesdropping on her father enables her to create a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
September 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
7.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Reader Meg ,

Thought Provoking

A story of love, life, and death. And, bravery. It challenges what we think we know about religion.

WinnieOM ,

Be still my heart

I wish I could give this book more than five stars. It was written with magic. Every character had value that touched me. I’m not going to talk in depth about the book. Just….Read it.

dlcs1 ,

Great

I read a lot of historical fiction and many times the books can feel similar. This book was really unique and beautiful in its storytelling approach to such a terrible time in our world history.

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