The Resource The dovekeepers : a novel, Alice Hoffman

The dovekeepers : a novel, Alice Hoffman

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The dovekeepers : a novel
Title
The dovekeepers
Title remainder
a novel
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Alice Hoffman
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Dove keepers
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Language
eng
Summary
"70 C.E., 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 horrifically brutal 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 an 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"--Provided by publisher
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Title
The dovekeepers
Creator
Summary
A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers drawnear
Subject
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Tone
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10003115
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O3447
LC item number
D68 2011
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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Alice Hoffman
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Dove keepers
The dovekeepers : a novel, Alice Hoffman
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
504 p.
Isbn
9781451617474
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011018099
Note
cat24
System control number
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