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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Hachette Book Group Language: In the beginning of this tale Estrella believes she as a person knows who she is a daughter, granddaughter, sister, beloved. Share your thoughts with other customers. English Choose a language for shopping.

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The main character, Estrella Esther is very wise for her young age and is exposed to horrible things that help her grow as a human being. Fortunately most readers are not that picky. As books are burned in the streets, and Jews from the nearby ghetto are murdered, she confronts the reality that she is a Xlice, part of a community of underground Jews who attend a special “church.


Her brother is away at seminary studying to be a priest.

Incantation by Alice Hoffman

Robin Bentel, Marin County, Ca. Incantation, Alice Hoffman, pages.

Grandfather, was a wise men cold hoffmn first towards Estrella, but later on sees her potential and helps her become educated, which was rare at the time. For kids that are interested in historical hoffnan and like more gritty reads, this book is for them.

Catalina had been hiding behind a mask of jealousy her whole life, and she decided to get her revenge by turning in Estrella’s family. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I think it really should have been longer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Incantation includes the cruel punishments that Jews experienced in Spain.

It’s haunting and beautifully written, in a way that gets deep into your soul until you feel like all you want to do is cry. The language was also just too flippant. Her simplicity is masterful. Hoffman’s lyrical prose and astute characterization blend to create a riveting, horrific tale that unites despair with elements of hope. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


The fact that she is Jewish is kept from her until events hooffman it from remaining a secret any longer. In a way this book, alone, inspired me to keep Exorcism At Midnight short and poignant.

The setting of the Spanish town and the determination of everyone to be devoutly Catholic, so as not to be thought Jewish, was riveting hoffmaj tense.

Incantation purpose was to experience the truth behind the lives of hidden Jews and how a simple fact can change the lives of you and the people in your surroundings, which can reveal the truth about others.

Synopsis – Alice Hoffman

Mar 06, Christine Greeley rated it really liked it. Truth in the darkness.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It also informed the readers of the kind of sacrifices Jews had to make in order to pass their traditions and religion onto the future generation. Small like the bite of a bug. Though she was raised Catholic, all of the things on incantxtion list are things her family does. A Novel Kindle Edition.