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The Dovekeepers [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Alice Hoffman

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 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. The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s masterpiece.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CD F Hoffman [16 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
  • CD F Hoffman [16 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • CD F Hoffman [16 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

ISBN

9781442344563


Format: Audio Books
Author: Hoffman, Alice
Summary: Alice Hoffman chronicles the harrowing siege at Masada in 70 C.E. Facing a frightening Roman army, 900 Jews held their own for months. But in the end, only two women and five children survived the culminating battle. Here, Hoffman traces the women's steps to Masada.
Title: The dovekeepers [compact disc] : a novel / Alice Hoffman.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2011.
Subject: Women -- Israel -- Fiction. Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction Man-woman relationships -- Fiction Historical. Masada Site (Israel) -- Siege, 72-73 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781442344563 1442344563
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Hoffman
Oclc: 741806025
Upc:
Bib Id: 397811

Format: Audio Books
Author: Hoffman, Alice
Summary: Alice Hoffman chronicles the harrowing siege at Masada in 70 C.E. Facing a frightening Roman army, 900 Jews held their own for months. But in the end, only two women and five children survived the culminating battle. Here, Hoffman traces the women's steps to Masada.
Title: The dovekeepers [compact disc] : a novel / Alice Hoffman.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2011.
Description: 16 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Women -- Israel -- Fiction.
Subjects: Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Subjects: Historical.
Subjects: Masada Site (Israel) -- Siege, 72-73 -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Cash, Aya
Other Author: Hecht, Jessica, 1965-
Other Author: Lind, Heather
Other Author: Feldshuh, Tovah
Other Author: Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Read by Aya Cash, Jessica Hecht, Heather Lind, and Tovah Feldshuh.
ISBN: 9781442344563
ISBN: 1442344563
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: F Hoffman