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Incantation has ratings and reviews. J-Lynn said: This book is a beautiful telling of a horrific story. Set in Spain in , Estrella DeMadr. Oct 4, Incantation. by Alice Hoffman. “A monster is hard to see and even harder to kill. It takes time to grow so huge, time to crawl up into the open air. May 20, Echoes of the Holocaust reverberate through this 16th-century tale of a young Spanish woman who discovers through love, betrayal and.

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Jul 31, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Take time to digest what you are reading here.

For one the other perspective of something similar to a Incantatioh, but in Spain rather than Germany. Hoffman’s usual poetic style seems stilted in this work, and while the bas Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Alice Hoffman; she’s one of my favorite writers!

Practical Magic Kindle Edition. Want to Read saving…. But as people in her town begin brutally murdering and punishing secret Jews, she finds out secrets about her family and herself that she never knew before. Estrella finds that truth about her family and who she is, a hidden Jew. In this case the bias used wasn’t a the truth hidden from the public, but more of a simple improvement in this book.

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Estrella always likes to say that they look like sisters, a I started this book yesterday morning and finished it by the evening. With expert pacing and lyrical prose, Hoffman lays out the clues that lead Estrella to self-discovery while also educating readers about icnantation nuances of the times.

Um livro belo e muito simples. As others have said, this is a well written book about a little-known period in time.

Synopsis – Alice Hoffman

All you had to do was imagine your life without the other person, and if the thought alone made you shiver, then you knew. This novel, set during the Spanish Inquisition, was filled with exquisite wording that filled me with intense emotion as I walked along with Estrella Demadrigal as she uncovers her true Jewish heritage. She saw a part of her mother that scared her the same way her grandmother always had.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Dec 03, Allce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Incantation – Alice Hoffman – 5 Stars. Years ago, the Jews we all made to convert to Christianity or alics. Alice Hoffman is known for writing fantasy books, but Incantation should be classified as historical fiction.

Refresh and try again. May 10, Lanica rated it really liked it Shelves: I believe this was the first book I had read in the Spanish Inquisition. The way people were killed brought tears to my eyes and even made me see it like the characters were.


I enjoyed it, but really only because it mystified me as I read. She feels for them but is happy that she and her family attend the Christian church headed by Friar DeLeon and that her brother is a seminarian.

This is a story of commitment to one’s heritage and beliefs. I would definitely recommend Incantation for Middle School girls.


The novel tries to be magical, yet never quite reaches that point. She is the only one to escape.

I say, be yourself and save your soul. Incantation by Alice Hoffman Goodreads Author. Hoffman, a master storyteller, has captured this harsh time and the fragile lives of the hidden Jews.


Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Since the dangerous situation of being a Jew incaantation raised in Spain their family had hidden who they are from friends and her. But a great gift for an older child and adults who love history and are eager to learn about other cultures.