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Dovekeepers, the (2011) [Novel]
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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.

Original title: The Dovekeepers
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)

Edition #1: The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers (2011)
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Language: English

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The Dovekeepers (October 2011)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781451617474
Pages: 512

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