Incantation by Alice HoffmanIncantation by Alice Hoffman


byAlice HoffmanAs told byAlice Hoffman

Paperback | October 1, 2007

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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.
Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 15 acclaimed novels beloved by teens and adults, from THE FORETELLING, GREEN ANGEL, and AQUAMARINE to THE ICE QUEEN, HERE ON EARTH (an Oprah's Book Club selection), and PRACTICAL MAGIC, which was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bulloc...
Title:IncantationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 4.75 × 0.62 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316154288

ISBN - 13:9780316154284

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for Children! This was a very moving story. But this is not a story I think any child should read! Its upsetting , full of the worst type of human behaviour and graphically violent. Also the writing is not at a child's reading level. Its like having a child read the 'Pillars of the Earth' Its just not a story for children or teens. I don't really understand why Alice Hoffman wrote this as a teen novel. If you are an adult who likes the way that Alice Hoffman brings the written word to life then I would recommend this book. If you are a teen or child that picked this up thinking it looked interesting walk away!
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incantation this is such an amazing, moving read.
Date published: 2013-03-23

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"Riveting."-School Library Journal (starred review)