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The World That We Knew In 1941, 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 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. Free Read [ The World That We Knew ] Author [ Alice Hoffman ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 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 history I was unfamiliar with With feelings of being small in my own ability to write a rev 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 history I was unfamiliar with With feelings of being small in my own ability to write a review of this very ambitious historical novel I needed time to let my feelings neutralized contend with my thoughts and locate my Courage Hat I m not going to get this right but I promise to do the best I can.My very first inner voice response after reading The World That We Knew , was close, but still not The Dovekeepers.I quickly marked read with 4 stars highlighted on Goodreads., but I think I knew in my gut this was equally valuable to me as The Dovekeepers I was just a little ashamed at how muchI ha...

  2. 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 beautiful passages But, the characters are one dimensional and we are told rather than shown which d 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 powerf...

  3. A littlethan six years ago I read The Golem and the Jinni, 1and shortly after that, I read The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, which I might have struggled with the concept of a man created out of earth and clayhad I not read The Golem and the Jinni, and I enjoyed both of those stories, but this one took my breath away.Beautifully written, this story is shared with just the right touch of magical realism needed to lend it the air of a lyrical fairy tale set in Germany and France dur A littlethan six years ago I read The Golem and the Jinni, 1and shortly after that, I read The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, which I might have struggled with the concept of a man created out of earth and clayhad I not read The Golem and the Jinni, and I enjoyed both of those stories, but this one took my breath away.Beautifully written, this story is shared with just the right touch of magical realism needed to lend it the air of a lyrical fairy tale set in Germany and France during World War II This golem brought to life by Ettie, the daughter of a rabbi, who has overh...

  4. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novelRelease date September 24, 2019The World that We Knew tells the story and struggles of three young women during WWII To save her daughter, Hanni knows she must send Lea away, but her mother is sick and cannot make the journey so Hanni comes up with another plan and soon, Lea and her magical guardian Ava are escaping to France Ettie and her sister are also on the run, and when her sister is killed Ettie Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novelRelease date September 24, 2019The World that We Knew tells the story and struggles of three young women during WWII To save her daughter, Hanni knows she must send Lea away, but her mother is sick and cannot make the journey so Hanni comes up with another plan and soon, Lea and her magical guardian Ava are escaping to France Ettie and her sister are also on the run, and when her sister is killed Ettie is left to her own devices as she travels through the French countryside, desperate to avenge her sister s death Through it all, the women find love, magic and even peace, while they come to terms with their own strengths and talents Hoffman has taken the war torn desolation of World War II Europe, and infused ...

  5. I have to admit that I was ambivalent about the description of this novel, but I was completely swept off of my feet From the first line, you are pulled into the world painted by Alice Hoffman Yes, this is historical fiction with a splash of magical realism and yes, it is awesome This book is filled with insightful quotes, and will saturate you with sensibility and nostalgia From the involvement of the Huguenots, Jewish resistance groups, Operation Spring Breeze, etc., I was blown away by t I have to admit that I was ambivalent about the description of this novel, but I was completely swept off of my feet From the first line, you are pulled into the world painted by Alice Hoffman Yes, this is historical fiction with a splash of magical realism and yes, it is awesome This book is filled with insightful quotes, and will saturate you with sensibility and nostalgia From the involvement of the Huguenots, Jewish resistance groups, Operation Spring Breeze, etc., I was blown away by the amount of history she incorporated I would say that there ishistory surrounding the characters in this novel than fantasy While this novel does bare magic, the story revolves around the setting in history.The fantasy advances the internal conflict within th...

  6. The World That We Knew is the twenty eighth stand alone novel by best selling American author, Alice Hoffman By 1941, life is difficult and dangerous for Jews living in Berlin Widow Hanni Kohn knows they must escape, but her mother s paralysis means she can t leave To send her beloved twelve year old daughter, Lea alone to family in Paris would be folly, so she uses her last resort, precious family jewels, to pay for a protector Ettie is the eldest daughter of a rabbi, and has surreptitiousl The World That We Knew is the twenty eighth stand alone novel by best selling American author, Alice Hoffman By 1941, life is difficult and dangerous for Jews living in Berlin Widow Hanni Kohn knows they must escape, but her mother s paralysis means she can t leave To send her beloved twelve year old daughter, Lea alone to family in Paris would be folly, so she uses her last resort, precious family jewels, to pay for a protector Ettie is the eldest daughter of a rabbi, and has surreptitiously absorbed his teachings and rituals When her mother unreservedly refuses to help Hanni, Ettie claims to know how to create a golem Her price passage on the night train to Paris for her sister Marta and herself The golem that the women create is unlike any other a woman whose only mission is to keep Lea safe But a golem which exists too long becomes too powerful, and when Lea later learns what she must ultimat...

  7. 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 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 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 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 i...

  8. Hettie knows that the Jews in Germany need to leave, but she must stay with her aged mother She gets the rabbi s daughter to create a golem, Ava, who will lead her daughter Lea to safety They cross over into Vichy France, where most of the story takes place Hoffman s trademark magic realism permeates the book, but it s also evident that she s done extensive historical research On a personal note, I ve read extensively on the Holocaust, and this is undoubtedly the most depressing fiction boo Hettie knows that the Jews in Germany need to leave, but she must stay with her aged mother She gets the rabbi s daughter to create a golem, Ava, who will lead her daughter Lea to safety They cross over into Vichy France, where most of the story takes place Hoffman s trademark magic realism permeates the book, but it s also evident that she s done extensive historical...

  9. Five stars for sure This was a beautiful book Even throughout reading about the brutality of the era, unconditional love, loyalty, and bonds between those in need were evident World War II was a horrific time Horrible things happened This book will be hard to read for some The magical realism is well represented and a genre that I have never explored I had to stop and research a lot of the book, but I learned a great deal in doing so I would highly recommend this book to everyone, althou Five stars for sure This was a beautiful book Even throughout reading about the brutality of the era, unconditional love, loyalty, and bonds between those in need were evident World War II was a horrific time Horrible things happened This book will be hard to read for some The magical realism is well represented and a genre that I have never explored I had to stop and research a lot of the book, but I learned a great deal in doing so I would hi...

  10. I didn t yet realize that her life story, the tale of a child separated from her parents, is the central motif of many fairy tales, reaching the most vulnerable parents of our hearts and souls and engaging our deepest fears fairy tales are perhaps the most autobiographical of all stories, containing the deepest psychological truths These truths, set forth by Alice Hoffman in her latest masterpiece, provide a sort of primer for the kind of writing readers will find The World That We Knew is I didn t yet realize that her life story, the tale of a child separated from her parents, is the central motif of many fairy tales, reaching the most vulnerable parents of our hearts and souls and engaging our deepest fears fairy tales are perhaps the most autobiographical of all stories, containing the deepest psychological truths These truths, set forth by Alice Hoffman in her latest masterpiece, provide a sort of primer for the kind of writing readers will find The World That We Knew is tragic, courageous, wonderfully magical and deeply personal Its allusions to bread crumb trails, wolves and hunters, as well as heroines and heroes, all feel appropriate to the WWII France setting which was undeniably filled with evil and monsters That was how evil sp...

  11. In a world full of misery and darkness along comes the mythical creature made out of mud clay known as a golem in Jewish folklore and helps right the wrongs.If only it was that easy as it s during a dreadful time in 41 Berlin when 3 women meet trying to survive the Nazi regime.It s during this time that a mother must forego all principles of love and war and send her daughter off in hopes of salvation.Meanwhile this 12yo daughter runs into a Rabbi and his daughter whom she feels a powerful conn In a world full of misery and darkness along comes the mythical creature made out of mud clay known as a golem in Jewish folklore and helps right the wrongs.If only it was that easy as it s during a dreadful time in 41 Berlin when 3 women meet trying to survive the Nazi regime.It s during this time that a mother must forego all principles of love and war and send her daughter off in hopes of salvation.Meanwhile this 12yo daughter runs into a Rabbi and his daughter whom she feels a powerful connection to instantly and that s when the golem is created.Many looked to the heron as a messenger in Greek mythology and in this one it s know different.As the story progresses we see hope, light, paths being forged of love and friendships.Along the way Lea meets her soulmate in Paris and Ettie becomes the...