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The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
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it was amazing
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I began reading _The World That We Knew_ on Yom HaShoah, it was an unintentional pairing and one I believe brought an extra layer to this magical realism tale set in 1940s Germany. The woven stories of Ettie, Lea, Ava, and those that they love transcends the horrors of the time without making light of any one choice or its ripple effects. Hoffman's characters make realistic choices amid the brutality.

While _The World That We Knew_ is set in a time of intense horror, it is a story of sacrifice and kindness. It is a story of love and truth. It is a story that needed to be written and needs to be read.

I received an eARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for a review. The FTC wants you to know.
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Finished Reading (Audiobook Edition)
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May 12, 2019 – Finished Reading (Audiobook Edition)
May 20, 2019 – Shelved (Audiobook Edition)
June 3, 2019 – Shelved

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