Book Discussion: "The World That We Knew" led by Roberta Rubin

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We are so happy to welcome book group leader Roberta Rubin to the store to lead a discussion of best-selling author Alice Hoffman's latest novel, The World That We Knew.

About the Book:

"Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman's exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us--it is a glorious experience. The book builds and builds, as she weaves together, seamlessly, the stories of people in the most desperate of circumstances--and then it delivers with a tremendous punch. It opens up the world, the universe, in a way that it absolutely unique. By the end you may be weeping." --Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge

"[A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance and enduring love in dark times...gravely beautiful...Hoffman the storyteller continues to dazzle." --The New York Times

"Every page of The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman is a delicious shock. Even the most wrenching moments are rendered with delicacy and beauty. And, c'mon, it's about a 12-year-old trying to escape the Nazis with the help of a golem. How do you not love that?" -- Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of Stange Hill and The Fireman

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The World That We Knew: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501137570
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 24th, 2019

This instant New York Times bestseller and longlist recipient for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal takes place in 1941, during humanity’s darkest hour, and follows three unforgettable young women who must act with courage and love to survive.

“[A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times…gravely beautiful…Hoffm