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The Trick Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern day Los Angeles this deeply moving debut follows a young Jewish man in who falls in love and joins the circus as the country descends into

  • Title: The Trick
  • Author: Emanuel Bergmann
  • ISBN: 9781501155826
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Trick By Emanuel Bergmann, Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern day Los Angeles, this deeply moving debut follows a young Jewish man in 1934 who falls in love and joins the circus as the country descends into war Decades later, a young boy seeks out the now cynical, elderly magician in the hopes that his spells might keep his family together Prague, 1934 The fifteen year old rabSweeping between Prague during World War II and modern day Los Angeles, this deeply moving debut follows a young Jewish man in 1934 who falls in love and joins the circus as the country descends into war Decades later, a young boy seeks out the now cynical, elderly magician in the hopes that his spells might keep his family together Prague, 1934 The fifteen year old rabbi s son Moshe Goldenhirsch marvels at the legendary circus magician known as the Half Moon Man Unexpectedly, he falls madly in love with the magician s delightful assistant, spurring him to run away from home to join the circus, which is slowly making its way to Germany as war looms on the horizon Soon, he becomes a world renowned magician known as the Great Zabbatini, even sought after by Adolf Hitler But when Moshe is discovered to be a Jew, only his special talent can save him from perishing in a concentration camp Los Angeles, 2007 Ten year old Max Cohn is convinced that magic can bring his estranged parents back together before they divorce So one night he climbs out of his bedroom window in search of the Great Zabbatini, certain this powerful magician has the power to reunite his family.

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    1. Emanuel Bergmann in a YouTube clip describes how his book is about darkness and that he wanted to do it in a way that is light and emotional and charming He has done exactly that in this story that was a little sentimental reflecting the lightness and charm, but certainly emotional in dealing with the Holocaust and the camps, and a little boy s belief in magic youtu r1zj1zLIucw I almost always find stories from the narrative perspective of a child appealing There s something about the mix of inn [...]

    2. Life was difficult in a one room tenement in 1934, Prague Moshe Goldenhirsch, son of a rabbi, experienced even harder times upon the death of his beloved mother Father and son were virtual strangers The rabbi, while even tempered at shul, lashed out at Moshe at home, especially when drunk Moshe escaped by running away and joining the Zauber Zircus after being infatuated with The Amazing Half Moon Man s assistant In 2007 Los Angeles, Max Cohn, unable to cope with his parents impending divorce, ra [...]

    3. NOW AVAILABLE In the praise written for this novel, I read that it was perfect for fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale , which having read this I would question In a general sense, of course, but I didn t consider either of those to have a sense of humour, and there is than a touch of humour woven throughout this It is, however, also a deeply moving story of a small boy who believe in everything and an old man who believes in nothing, all that and Beginning in the early day [...]

    4. What a lovely book It s an odd thing to say about a novel that deals in part with Nazi Germany But Bergmann pulls off that delicate balance between creating a charming story without minimizing the historical backdrop against which it s told Part of the story takes place in Europe as the Nazis come to power, and part of it takes place in contemporary Los Angeles The older story focuses on young Moshe who feels trapped in his strange and sad home in Prague, and literally runs away with the circus [...]

    5. I m running a GIVEAWAY for this book right now on Instagram You can read all of my reviews at Lit Wit Wine Dine I am absolutely delighted to introduce you to this book If you re sensing, based on the two exclamation points I ve already used, that I m feeling enthusiastic about this book, you would be correct The Trick combines so many of my favorite things in terms of characters, plot, and themes.Emanuel Bergmann has crafted a beautiful story that touched my heart on many levels Max is a lovable [...]

    6. Quirky, sweet, and humorous The Trick is set in both 1930s Prague and twenty first century Los Angeles and centres around two main characters Moshe Goldenhirsch, or famously known as the great Zabbatini, a Jewish survivor of WWII who learned from a very early age the true power of magic And Max Cohn, a brave, determined 10 year old on a mission to uncover the love spell he s confident will fix his parent s marital woes.The prose is witty and emotive The characters are stubborn, unique, and ende [...]

    7. I would rate this a 4 1 2 if I could This book is about WWII but so much It also has something that is unique to most books in that genre and that is humor How can a book about the war contain humor It s because of the marvelous characters that Mr Bergmann has created and the dual time frame and storylines, alternating between the story of Moshe Goldenhirsch and ten year old Max I m always amazed when an author is able to tell a story from the views and thinking of a child, not an easy feat in [...]

    8. 4.5 stars rounded up A magical and clever first novel with alternating storylines of a cranky old magician and a hopeful 10 year old boy trying to save his parents marriage through the magician s love spell , the times alternating between present day Los Angeles and war torn Berlin The storylines blended beautifully, the characters colorful, their adventures and unlikely friendship irresistible Thanks to Atria Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    9. Prag in den Drei igerjahren Der junge Mosche Goldenhirsch, Sohn eines Rabbiners, sieht eine Vorstellung des Zauberzirkus mit dem geheimnisvollen Halbmondmann und seiner ebenso geheimnisvollen und sch nen Assistentin Anschlie end wei er, was er will ein gro er Zauberer werden.Los Angeles in den 2000ern Der neunj hrige Max Cohn ist verzweifelt, als er erf hrt, dass seine Eltern sich scheiden lassen wollen Beim Auszug seines Vaters f llt ihm eine alte Schallplatte mit Aufnahmen des gro en Zauberers [...]

    10. I love a good tale about an unlikely friendship and the relationship between Moshe and Max is about as unlikely as it gets Moshe AKA Zabbatini is a cantankerous old man with nothing much left to live for and no desire to hang out with a child Max is a ten year old boy suffering through his parents separation and he honestly broke my heart While Max was a likable little guy, Moshe was not, he was foul, crude and cranky but somehow the old geezer wormed his way inside my heart anyway Likable or no [...]

    11. This book had me at the boy joins circus becomes magician line Plus I m partial to a good WWII story Plus I enjoy reading internationally So a lot of expectations going in and it exceeded all of my expectations, complete and utter beauty of a book Told in alternate storylines, this is a story of young men and magic, via two very different paths In 1934 Moshe, a young son of rabbi, leaves his humble life in Prague, joins a circus and becomes a magician and a mentalist, The Great Zabbatini present [...]

    12. Favorite Quotes Though officially a Buddhist, she seemed to thrive on conflict Harry always joked that she was a Raging Buddhist, but she didn t find that funny.They were Death Camps, which, as it turned out, had absolutely nothing to do with the Death Star in Star Wars His heart had given up the struggle, Grandma continued His bowels, too Typical of your grandfather, making a mess like that Max was totally creeped out that he had to sleep in a bed where a man had shat and died.After the argumen [...]

    13. 5 SterneDer Diogenes Verlag hat einfach ein H ndchen f r tolle Deb t Autoren Nach Astrid Rosenfeld ist ihnen hier wieder ein ganz fabelhafter Erz hler ins Netz gegangen Ein Roman mit viel Schalk, aber auch ber hrend und vor allem mit gro artiger Fabulierlunst verfasst, liest sich fl ssig und spannend Empfehlung

    14. Zwei j dische Jungen, an unterschiedlichen Orten, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten Sie stehen im Mittelpunkt der beiden parallel verlaufenden Handlungen in diesem Roman Der eine wird in den 20ern in Prag geboren, der andere in unserer Zeit in Kalifornien Beide haben mit Verlusten umzugehen und beide finden Zuflucht in der Zauberei Und nat rlich kreuzen sich im Laufe der Handlung die Lebenswege der beiden.Das ist nett und lesbar geschrieben, wenn auch gelegentlich etwas klischeehaft Die Figuren lassen [...]

    15. In Sarajevo wird im Jahr 1914 der sterreichische Thronfolger Franz Ferdinand ermordet Das dieses Attentat dramatische Auswirkungen auf Abermillionen Menschen haben wird ahnt Laibl Goldenhirsch aus Prag nicht mal ann hernd Was interessiert es das einfache Volk wer wen dort abknallt Wie hunderttausend andere Zivilisten wird auch Laibl f r den Kriegsdienst eingezogen und berlebt mit viel Gl ck die vier Jahre andauernde und sinnlose Schlachterei Nach dem Krieg klappt das woran Laibl nicht mehr ernst [...]

    16. 3,5 stars.This book took me two months to read, but it wasn t the books fault it was completely mine I kept thinking about it, while I put it down and I did want to read it at a moment I could give it my full attention Every time I picked it up again it was easy to get back into the story.This book has a magical feeling to it, especially in the first 100 pages Bergmann writes the characters in such a way that everyone really has their own personality even if it s a character that plays a very sm [...]

    17. Meine MeinungTrotz meiner riesigen Angst vor Clowns fand ich Zirkus Geschichten schon immer faszinierend, daher ist Der Trick von Emanuel Bergmann sofort auf meiner Wunschliste gelandet Darin geht es um Mosche Goldenhirsch, der im Berlin der 30er Jahre als B hnenzauberer Zabbatini Erfolge feierte, als alter Mann jedoch allen Glauben an Magie verloren hat Zumindest bis der 10 j hrige Max Cohn in seinem Altersheim in Los Angeles auftaucht und das Leben des Ex Zauberers auf den Kopf stellt Max glau [...]

    18. 4.5 starsThis was an amazing story of the journey of Moshe who later became known as the Great Zabbatini Moshe s great tale began even before he was born when his parents, a rabbi and a young woman, tried to conceive a child I laughed at this portion of the novel, so creative and bizarre but this chapter just becomes another interesting fact about the Great Zabbatini There are twists in his life as he grows up, poor Moshe had lived quite a life before he joins up with the circus After linking up [...]

    19. Wie hat Emanuel Bergmann das gemacht Ist es ein Trick Sein Roman liest sich so locker leicht mit diesem ganz speziellen witzig ironischen Unterton, den ich so nur von amerikanischen Schriftstellern kenne und liebe Die Erkl rung Emanuel Bergmann ging bereits in den 90er Jahren in die USA und arbeitet dort unter anderem als bersetzer und Dozent Der Trick , erschienen im Diogenes Verlag, ist sein erster Roman.Bergmann legt hier eine Art Biografie vor, die fast ein ganzes Jahrhundert und ein langes, [...]

    20. Einst war er der Gro e Zabbatini , der 1939 in Berlin als B hnenzauberer Erfolge feierte, heute ist er ein m rrischer alter Mann in Los Angeles, der den Glauben an die Magie des Lebens verloren hat Bis ihn ein kleiner Junge aufsucht, der mit Zauberei die Scheidung seiner Eltern verhindern will Ein bewegender und aberwitziger Roman ber verlorene und wiedergewonnene Illusionen.Ich wei leider nicht mehr, wie ich erstmals von diesem Titel erfuhr Ich wei nur noch, dass ich es unbedingt lesen wollte I [...]

    21. Der Trick verbindet zwei Zeitstr nge miteinander Zum einen ist die Zeit vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg im Zentrum Hier wird Mosche Goldenhirschs Kindheit in Prag und seine Jugend unterwegs mit einem Zirkus und zusammen mit Julia in Berlin geschildert Obwohl Mosche ein Jude ist, kann er dies lange verbergen Als Zauberer Mosche ist der grosse Zabbatini begegnet er sogar dem F hrer pers nlich, welcher seine Zukunft vorhergesagt haben will Zum anderen spielt die Geschichte im modernen Los Angeles Die Elt [...]

    22. Nicht nur ein Trick, sondern viele tummeln sich in diesem Buch Ein Trick ist die Hoffnung eines kleinen j dischen Jungens in Los Angeles darauf, dass sich seine Eltern doch nicht scheiden m gen Dieser liegt, so glaubt der Junge, in der Macht des gro en Zabbatini Eines mittlerweile schon sehr alten Mannes, der seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Tricks verdient hat, sich und anderen das Leben mit ihnen gerettet und auch einfach mit kleinen Zaubertricks verschiedensten jungen Damen imponierteDas Buch erz h [...]

    23. The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann, published by Atria Books.Category Fiction Literature Publication Date September 19, 2017.It is not often that I classify a book as a must read but this book definitely fits that category.The story begins in Prague in 1934 and the son of a poor Jewish rabbi, and that is a story in itself, finds he can no longer live at home and joins a band of Gypsies He becomes fascinated with magic and learns the trade He changes his name to the Great Zabbatini It is under this na [...]

    24. This book felt like a fairytale, but unfortunately I don t like fairytales I read about a third of it and wasn t enjoying it at all, so I quit This just wasn t for me I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

    25. Sehr sch n, mitunter sehr emotional schmerzhafte Momente, die das Ganze aber umso lesenswerter machen.

    26. This book was phenomenal I will write a full review soon I still need to process on where to start

    27. Der Trick war so ganz anders als ich das erwartet habe Zwischen den Buchdeckeln warten zwei Handlungsstr nge mit zwei besonderen Protagonisten auf uns Leser, die in unterschiedlichen Zeit und Raumebenen leben Mosche Moses Goldenhirsch lebt in den 1930er Jahren in Europa und Max Cohn im Jahr 2007 in den USA Wir erleben zu Beginn in welch einfachen Verh ltnissen Mosche aufw chst, wie er fr h seine Mutter verliert und wie schwierig das Verh ltnis zu seinem Vater, einem Rabbiner und Kriegsversehrten [...]

    28. The title of this book just doesn t quite live up to the story A trick means to prank, fool or cheat in some way None of those words describe how I felt as I read about these two boys, from different countries and different generations, who just happen to form a friendship that has a meaningful impact on everyone around them.Set in dual time frames, readers first meet Moshe, who lives in Prague with his Jewish family The story follows the life of Moshe as a child, up until he becomes an old man, [...]

    29. 3.5 stars I am a big fan of historical fiction and this book was described as perfect for fans of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, which is one of my all time favorite books This book is set in the same World War II area, but lacked the intense emotions and events that occurred in The Nightingale I don t like comparing books and obviously these are two very different stories The Trick was a very interesting book but because of the two alternating story lines, I didn t feel like I connected wit [...]

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