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Novelist Alice Hoffman and her new book The World That We Knew

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Danville, CA 94526

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Rakestraw Books is delighted to present a special event with bestselling novelist Alice Hoffman (Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers).

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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 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.

Rakestraw Books is excited to invite you to an evening with bestselling novelist Alice Hoffman on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at Noon as we celebrate the publication of The World That We Knew. Tickets (a signed copy of The World That We Knew is included) are required for this special event.

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