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  • Jessica

    Alice Hoffman - book club read. Can't get enough of this book.

  • Leslie Kent

    The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. I have not been so moved by a historical/religious fiction book since Anita Diamant's, "Red Tent." This book chronicles the Siege on Masada by the Romans in 70 C.E. I'm ashamed to admit I knew nothing of this tragic event. Fans of Hoffman's who, like me, may have gotten a little too used to her comforting blend of magic and romance will find this one breaks away from the rest, without loosing Hoffman's word magic and ability to flesh out amazing characters.


    Inspired by the tragic massacre of hundreds of Jewish people on the Masada mountain in the Judean desert in 79AD, The Dovekeepers presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keeps doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near. Practical Magic and Skylight Confessions are also worth reading.

  • Marlaine Keenan

    The Dovekeepers: A Novel by Alice Hoffman. 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. Brilliant historical fiction piece. 5 out of 5

  • LeesCadeau boeken

    Boek “De duivenhoudsters” van Alice Hoffman | ISBN: 9789022960912, verschenen: 2012, aantal paginas: 528 #alicehoffman #roman

  • Claire

    Annette's Book Spot: Book Review: The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman

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