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The World That We Knew

Alice Hoffman

Warwick’s presents & University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences present
Alice Hoffman
Discussing in conversation

The World That We Knew

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
The World That We Knew
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$30.16 - One General Admission - Includes one copy of The World That We Knew
$40.16 - Two General Admissions - Includes one copy of The World That We Knew

  • General Admission Check-In at 6:15PM.
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  • Seating is first-come, first served.
  • You will receive a copy of Alice's book when you check in.
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot. Shuttles will be available from the parking structure to the theater.
  • The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

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

In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive.

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.

The World That We Knew: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501137570
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 24th, 2019