The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel.

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The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most  ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of research and  imagination. Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held  out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman's novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael's mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her  for that death. Revka, a village baker's wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young  grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a  warrior's daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert  marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a  woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping  secrets about who they are, where they come from, who fathered  them, and whom they love.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9781451617481
Manufacturer/Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Author(s)/editor(s)
Hoffman, Alice
Release date
April 03, 2012
Brand
CANADIAN MASS MEDIA INC
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30351028
UPC
978145161748
SKU
10138637

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