The World That We Knew
The World That We Knew By Hoffman, Alice Book - 2019 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

It's funny because I always say that I'm done with WWII novels, then I read another one and think, "That wasn't so bad." I really enjoyed this book. It is complicated with lots of moving pieces, but it is also compelling and emotional and thought-provoking. Personally, I love magical realism, so those aspects enriched the novel for me, and I loved how Hoffman showed people of different faiths working together and threw in some history too with the Huguenot strongholds.

It is sort of a literary The Nightingale with some Jewish folklore thrown in.

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