<Embed>
$22.91
  • RRP: $32.99 Details

    Recommended Retail Price (RRP)

    The RRP displayed is the most recent manufacturer’s recommended retail price made available to Amazon AU.
  • You Save: $10.08 (31%)
& FREE Delivery on orders over $39.00 . Details
In stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon AU.
The World That We Knew has been added to your Cart
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The World That We Knew Paperback – 1 October 2019

4.5 out of 5 stars 769 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, 1 October 2019
$22.91
$22.91
Arrives: 30 Sep - 2 Oct
Fastest delivery: Wednesday, 30 Sep

Pre-order Books. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Shop now
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Free expedited shipping on products sold by Amazon AU when you purchase select books. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently bought together

  • The World That We Knew
  • +
  • There Was Still Love
  • +
  • Bruny
Total Price: $61.71
Buy the selected items together

Pre-order Books. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Shop now

Product details

  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1471185834
  • Product Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1471185830
  • Publisher : Scribner UK; Export/Airside Edition (1 October 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769 ratings

Product description

Review

‘Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman’s exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us – it is a glorious experience. The book builds and builds, as she weaves together, seamlessly, the stories of people in the most desperate of circumstances – and then it delivers with a tremendous punch. It opens up the world … in a way that is absolutely unique. By the end you may be weeping’  -- Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge

‘A hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times…gravely beautiful…Hoffman the storyteller continues to dazzle’, The New York Times

‘With the dream-like feel of a fairy tale, this is the story of a young Jewish girl who is sent away from Berlin during the Second World War… this classic fairy tale of good versus evil is wonderful. The storytelling is lush and vivid, and it stayed with me for a long time’, Good Housekeeping

‘This fable of love and sacrifice blends magic realism with brutal history to devastating effect . . . a spellbinding testament to resilience in the face of evil’, Mail on Sunday

‘A whirlwind, multi-strand plot honours real-life atrocities and everyday heroism . . . the emotional power of Hoffman’s storytelling is rarely in doubt’, Daily Mail

‘Will break your heart, and then stitch it back together piece by piece. It’s about love and loss, about history and the world today, about what happens when man goes against the laws of nature for good and for evil’ -- Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light

‘Hoffman’s fictional world is one of violence and terror, in which the angel of death is a menacing presence; it is also one that celebrates the redemptive power of love and sacrifice. Infusing the real events of the Holocaust with Jewish mysticism and folk tales, she has created an original, deeply moving novel’, Sunday Times

‘Three unforgettable women, Lea, Ettie and Ava, escape the Nazi regime in Berlin in 1941. During humanity’s darkest hour, where evil can be found at every turn, they must find hidden courage and love to survive against all odds. A magical read from a wonderful writer’, My Weekly

‘Breaching the space between reality and mysticism . . . the battle between evil and love, and myth and truth is so powerfully woven into the evocative narrative it will take your breath away’, Woman

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We KnewPractical MagicThe Rules of Magic, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth,The Red GardenThe Dovekeepers,The Museum of Extraordinary ThingsThe Marriage of Opposites, and Faithful. She lives near Boston.­