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  • 2 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library HOF (Text) 33500013137831 New Available -
Crookston Public Library HOF (Text) 33500013140827 New Checked out 07/21/2020
Moorhead Public Library HOF (Text) 33500013137849 New Checked out 07/14/2020
Moorhead Public Library HOF (Text) 33500013154539 New On holds shelf -
Roseau Public Library HOF (Text) 35500006221988 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501137570
  • ISBN: 1501137573
  • ISBN: 9781501137587
  • ISBN: 1501137581
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Shuster, 2019.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.:
"From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes a beautiful story of one Jewish child refugee's flight to safety in Nazi German and her mother's impossible decision to set her free"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* For Jewish mother and daughter Hanni and Lea, 1940s Berlin is an increasingly terrifying place. Hanni's love for her daughter is boundless; Lea must be kept safe at any cost. Knowing she lacks the power to accomplish this, Hanni finds a partner in Ettie, a strong-willed rabbi's daughter. Together, using clay and kabbalistic magic, they create and animate a golem. This soulless, superhuman creature is given the mission of protecting Lea, loving her as her mother would, and seeing to her safety. In the novel's foreword, the perennially best-selling and imaginative Hoffman notes, "When you lose your child, the future vanishes. When you lose your parent, the world ends." During the Holocaust, a time of indescribable evil, so very many children vanished, so many parents were lost. WWII fiction has glutted the market, but Hoffman's unique brand of magical realism and the beautiful, tender yet devastating way she explores her subject make this a standout. Her settings, from Berlin to an isolated mountain village and a French convent, as well as every character are fully and vibrantly realized. Hoffman's use of a folkloric aspect adds a distinctive and captivating perspective to an exceptionally voiced tale of deepest love and loss.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With more than 30 works of fiction, Hoffman has a large, devoted following, and this, one of her finest, will be much requested. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, the Oprah&;s Book Club selection Here on Earth,The Red Garden, The Dovekeepers,The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, and Faithful. She lives near Boston.­

Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Paris (France) > History > 1940-1944 > Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Fiction.
Jews > France > Paris > Fiction.
Jewish children > Fiction.
Jewish children.
France > Paris.
Genre: Fiction.

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