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The Spells She Casts: Alice Hoffman, a Virtual Event

Presented with the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center


In the course of her storied career, bestselling author Alice Hoffman has explored the nooks and crannies of women’s search for identities — in modern times, as far back as the last days of Masada and in the supernatural world she blends seamlessly into reality. Thirty novels, three collections of short fiction, eight books for young adults, the New York Times bestseller list, Oprah’s Book Club, Hollywood screens . . . her success makes her one of America’s most distinguished writers.

This fall, Hoffman will release two books, a deft juxtaposition of her penchant for realism and her fondness for its magical variant. She will join us to discuss the paperback release of her New York Times bestseller The World That We Knewher dazzling magical realistic paean to the power of grit, resistance and bottomless love in Berlin on the brink of the Holocaust, and Magic Lessons, the prequel to her Magic series, set during the Salem witchcraft trials, where the Owens bloodline and curse begins.


Hosting presidents, vice presidents, secretaries of state, Supreme Court justices, world leaders, major journalists, and activists, the Streicker Center satisfies the community’s hunger for political understanding and engagement. Broadway stars, Academy Award winners, bestselling authors, film directors, world renowned musicians, comedians, and even magicians quench the thirst for entertainment. From history to culture, food to politics, we celebrate and explore it all. And night after night, the Streicker Center offers opportunities for discussion and debate about the most challenging and important issues of the day, from anti-Semitism, fake news, immigration, and racism.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:30pm EDT
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