Incantation

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Little, Brown, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 166 pages
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Hiding her faith in kabbalah during a time in Spain when living openly as a Jew was a dangerous thing to do, Estrella struggles with her identity and her faith as events unfold around her that force her to come to terms with who she really wants to be in life.

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

This is a solid piece of historical writing, with a focus on the Jewish persecution that occurred in Spain. While the story does not include any specific dates, I think it is safe to say that it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnaKurland - LibraryThing

I found this book to have many mistakes concerning the conversos. My family is Bnai Anousim (descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews that were forced to convert) and I found the mistakes irritating. There are much better books about this subject. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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 Book Club selection), and Practical Magic, which was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. Incantation is Hoffman's fifth young adult novel.

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