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The dovekeepers [electronic resource] : A Novel. Alice Hoffman.

Hoffman, Alice. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781451617498 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Scribner, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4281 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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