DOVEKEEPERSALICE HOFFMAN Book Number: 81764 Product format: Hardback
Masada - in 70AD, 900 Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountainside. Two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, this novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful and sensuous women, whose lives intersect in the desperate days of the siege. Each 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 saw. 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 whose uncanny insight and power makes her dangerous. All are dovekeepers keeping secrets. Hailed as Alice Hoffman's masterpiece, this book will blow you away and haunt you forever. 504pp in beautiful large hardback with maps.
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