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The Resource The dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman

The dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman

Label
The dovekeepers
Title
The dovekeepers
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hoffman
Title variation
Dove keepers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10003115
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Alice
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Masada Site (Israel)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060226095
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
504 pages
Isbn
9780857205445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)755828001
Label
The dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060226095
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
504 pages
Isbn
9780857205445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)755828001

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