One Book, One Jewish Community

Nov/17 02:00 pm -
Nov/17 04:00 pm

Gratz College Auditorium and Lobby

The World That We Knew

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Gratz College Auditorium and Lobby

One Book, One Jewish Community proudly presents its 2019-2020 selection:

The World That We Knew
Alice Hoffman

Book to be released on September 24, 2019

Kick-off Event and Book-signing with Alice Hoffman at Gratz College
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 p.m.

About The World That We Knew
In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

1:15 p.m.: Doors Open/Book Sales
2:00 p.m.: Interview and Q&A with Alice Hoffman
3:00 p.m.: Book signing

Tickets & Reservations
$10 in advance (recommended)
$15 at the door
Students 18 and under are FREE (please reserve in advance)

Pre-order your copy at Open Book Bookstore (the "One Book" Official Bookseller) in Elkins Park. 
After the book is released (9/24/19), purchase your book at Open Book Bookstore or at Gratz College. Mention "One Book, One Jewish Community" to receive the discounted rate of $25.00.
Books will also be available for purchase at the Kick-off event on November 17.

Please contact Naomi Housman at 215-635-7300 x126 to learn more about partnerships and sponsorships.

About Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We KnewThe Rules of MagicThe Marriage of OppositesPractical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew. She lives near Boston.



Photo of Alice Hoffman (above): Deborah Feingold