Can’t Wait Wednesday : The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. Because – ALICE HOFFMAN.  I love this author, I was so excited when I saw this book was due out that I nearly had a conniption!

TheWorldthatweknewIn Berlin 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.

Expected publication : September 2019

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14 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman”

  1. Tammy

    This sounds amazing, and I will most likely end up requesting this on NetGalley or probably buying it! I adore Alice Hoffman😊

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    This has all the markings of a very poignant tale and I will keep it on my radar.
    Thank you so much for sharing!!! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is one of my favourite authors so it was an absolute no-brainer for me.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I love Hoffman’s writing but am always hesitant to pick up books featuring historical wars. I want another “magical” Hoffman title. After I see some reviews though, I’ll probably change my mind.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I feel like her focus has maybe changed with the last couple of books but I do love her books and her writing and she’s on my list – I simply have to read her work.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    This sounds like it could be an amazing read. Looking forward to your thoughts on it down the road. 🙂

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I still need to try Alice Hoffman one of these days 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, one of these days – you can’t read everything after all.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    I don’t think we see a lot of golem stories around (the last one I read was….Golem and the Jinni?) so I’m excited for this one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I love that there is a golem. And I still need to read the Golem and the Jinni.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Carmen

    Oh, this one sounds so good: a fantastical creature and the dangers of Nazism looming.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, and I adore Alice Hoffman so I have to read it.
      Lynn 😀

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