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Incantation (Paperback)

Author:  Alice Hoffman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316154288
ISBN-13: 9780316154284
Sku: 204470455
Publish Date: 10/1/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  166
Age Range:  16 to 21
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Estrella is a Marrano: During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, she is one of a community of Spanish Jews living double lives as Catholics. And she is living in a house of secrets, raised by a family who practices underground the ancient and mysterious way of wisdom known as kabbalah. When Estrella discovers her family''s true identity--and her family''s secrets are made public--she confronts a world she''s never imagined, where new love burns and where friendship ends in flame and ash, where trust is all but vanquished and betrayal has tragic and bitter consequences.Infused with the rich context of history and faith, in her most profoundly moving work to date, Alice Hoffman''s first historical novel is a transcendent journey of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance.
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Hiding her faith in kabbalah during a time in Spain when living openly as a Jew was a dangerous thing to do, Estrella struggles with her identity and her faith as events unfold around her that force her to come to terms with who she really wants to be in life. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.Estrella is a Marrano: During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, she is one of a community of Spanish Jews living double lives as Catholics. And she is living in a house of secrets, raised by a family who practices underground the ancient and mysterious way of wisdom known as kabbalah. When Estrella discovers her family's true identity--and her family's secrets are made public--she confronts a world she's never imagined, where new love burns and where friendship ends in flame and ash, where trust is all but vanquished and betrayal has tragic and bitter consequences.

Infused with the rich context of history and faith, in her most profoundly moving work to date, Alice Hoffman's first historical novel is a transcendent journey of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance.
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Set in the Spanish Inquisition-ruled 16th-century, this young-adult novel from Alice Hoffman combines religion, terror, and love in a froth of magical realism. Sixteen-year-old Estrella watches as Jews and Muslims are persecuted around her, and slowly makes a discovery that transforms her life forever. A 2006 Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
Author Bio
Alice Hoffman
Hoffman is the daughter of a real estate salesman and a social worker. When they divorced, she was raised by her mother on Long Island. A voracious reader, Hoffman has had a lifelong interest in magic and fairy tales, and her reading has had an obvious effect on her own writing, which tends to incorporate fantasy and myth. She has a B.A. from Adelphi College and an M.F.A. from Stanford.

Praise

"As she did in the THE FORTELLING, Hoffman offers another fascinating glimpse of a past civilization--with reverberations for both past and present--in this moving novel set during the Spanish Inquisition." 10/16/2006

"Hoffman has delivered a complex and beautifully written record of a tragic historical chapter, commissioning readers never to forget what befell the victims of the time." 0/1/01/2007

"Hoffman's lyrical prose and astute characterization blend to create a riveting, horrific tale that unites despair with elements of hope." 12/1/2006

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0166
Product attributePublisher:   Little, Brown Young Readers
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