Alice Hoffman

Estrella is a Marrano: throughout the time of the Spanish Inquisition, she is one in every of a group of Spanish Jews residing double lives as Catholics. and she or he resides in a home of secrets and techniques, raised by way of a kin who practices underground the traditional and mysterious means of knowledge often called kabbalah. whilst Estrella discovers her family's real identity--and her family's secrets and techniques are made public--she confronts a global she's by no means imagined, the place new love burns and the place friendship results in flame and ash, the place belief is all yet vanquished and betrayal has tragic and sour consequences.

Infused with the wealthy context of heritage and religion, in her such a lot profoundly relocating paintings to this point, Alice Hoffman's first old novel is a transcendent trip of discovery and loss, rebirth and remembrance.

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