In Conversation with Alice Hoffman

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In Conversation with Alice Hoffman

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In Conversation with Alice Hoffman

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Date and Time

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


$30-$40 - includes one book


Join the College of Arts and Sciences and Warwick’s bookstore in La Jolla for a conversation with author Alice Hoffman discussing her newest book, The World That We Knew

Tickets are required:

$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


About Alice Hoffman and the book:

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of MagicThe Marriage of OppositesPractical MagicThe Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe 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.

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