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Author: Alice Hoffman
This kind of knowing you can never tell to anyone. If you want us to survive, you cannot trust a soul. — Estrella de Madrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, dearest friend. But truth is rare in this cruel and unforgiving century in Spain, when Jews who refused conversion to Christianity risked everything-love, life, family, fa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316007078
ISBN-10: 0316007072
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 166
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Alice Hoffman's words are like poetry in this book. Hoffman books have always been a favorite. She has a gift for blending magic, history, love of nature, and a style of fiction that belongs only to her.
savannahblue avatar reviewed Incantation on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite writers, and this book is suitable for both adults and teens. Sad but beautifully written, and strangely hopeful. Persecution of Jews in Spain in the 1500s.
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I love historical fiction. This book pulled me in from the very beginning. Alice Hoffman is a wonderful writer. The Inquisition was an atrocity at every level. I would highly recommend this book to young adults. It give light to an era that is probably overlooked today in many schools.
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Alice Hoffman light--young adult. I prefer her adult books, but this one was interesting.
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Interesting fictional read about a part in history that was devastating again to the Jewish people. This book deals with young love,the love of a secret Jewish family for each other and their true faith.

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