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The Dovekeepers (Hardcover)

Author:  Alice Hoffman
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 145161747X
ISBN-13: 9781451617474
Sku: 220696327
Publish Date: 10/4/2011
Pages:  504
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Alice Hoffman''s richest, most ambitious novel ever, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel.
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Alice Hoffman’s richest, most ambitious novel ever, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel.
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This sprawling and ambitious historical tale is told from the vantage point of four very different, but equally strong and complicated, first-century women who have come to live at Masada, the temporary mountain fortress where 900 Jews fought off Roman armies for several months in 70 C.E. The protagonists, who work together in the dovecotes, include Ya'el, who yearns for love and acceptance after her father rejects her; Revka, who must cope with the aftermath of her daughter and husband's violent deaths; Aziza, a warrior's daughter raised as a male; and Shirah, a witchy prophetess. Although fleshed out and multilayered, the women also come to represent varying facets of feminine strength and survival.
Author Bio
Alice Hoffman
Hoffman is the daughter of a real estate salesman and a social worker. When they divorced, she was raised by her mother on Long Island. A voracious reader, Hoffman has had a lifelong interest in magic and fairy tales, and her reading has had an obvious effect on her own writing, which tends to incorporate fantasy and myth. She has a B.A. from Adelphi College and an M.F.A. from Stanford.

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"Hoffman put years of research into THE DOVEKEEPERS, and at times the story slows from a scholar's desire to dwell on details of custom or ritual. But for those like me who'll follow the novelist anywhere, that pacing becomes its own powerful incantation." - Lisa Schwarzbaum 09/28/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0504
Product attributePublisher:   Scribner Book Company
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