The World that We Knew by Alice Hoffman, Hanni Kohn sends daughter Lea to a rabbi, who creates a mystical Golem who is sworn to protect her. Together, they flee to Germany for France, where Lea finds a soulmate and the rabbi’s daughter joins the resistance. “WWII fiction has glutted the market, but Hoffman’s unique brand of magical realism makes this a standout” (Booklist)
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin