The Dovekeepers : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Hoffman, Alice

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"Dovekeepers" is Hoffman''s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel about four bold, resourceful women who survive on a mountain in the Judean desert 2,000 years ago against Roman armies.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781451617481
SKU 225180082
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1451617488
Release Date 4/3/2012
Author Info
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.
"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."
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Annotation 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0505
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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