From a New York Times bestselling author comes a journey ofloss and rebirth with a startling premise inspired by historical fact.Estrella is a Marrano: one of the Spanish Jews living double lives whenthose who refused conversion risked everything. Estrella's discovery thather family secretly practices the ancient way of wisdom known as kabbalahleads her to her true self and true love-but also to a devastatingconfrontation with unimaginable evil, unleashed by the betrayal of afriend. With themes of faith, friendship, and persecution, Alice Hoffman'stragic and beautiful novel resonates profoundly in our times.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rainpebble - LibraryThing
Incantation by Alice Hoffman; (5*); This book mesmerized me and I read it in one sitting. It takes us to the 15th or 16th century, to the Spanish Inquisition. It is a story about a village in Spain ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - omgully - LibraryThing
Anything by Alice Hoffman is going to be good. Incantation is no exception. It tells a brief story of a family of Jews during the Spanish Inquisition. It is a story of love, hate, betrayal, and loss. Worth the read and can be read in one sitting, if desired. Read full review