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The Dovekeepers
By Heather Lind (narrator), Aya Cash (narrator), Alice Hoffman, Jessica Hecht (narrator) and Tovah Feldshuh (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date October 4, 2011
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781442344563
ISBN-10 1442344563
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 6.25 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $49.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An ambitious and mesmerizing novel from the bestselling author of Rules of Magic. The Dovekeepers is “striking….Hoffman grounds her expansive, intricately woven, and deepest new novel in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose” (Entertainment Weekly).

Nearly two thousand years ago, 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 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 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.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9781451617481 Book cover for 9781501103711
 
Mti edition from Pocket Books (March 17, 2015)
9781501103711 | details & prices | 578 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains The Dovekeepers, The Dovekeepers
Reprint edition from Scribner (April 3, 2012); titled "The Dovekeepers: A Novel"
9781451617481 | details & prices | 505 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains The Dovekeepers
About: The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel: “striking….
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 4, 2011)
9781442344563 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $49.99
About: An ambitious and mesmerizing novel from the bestselling author of Rules of Magic.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606362887
 
Mti rep edition from Turtleback Books (March 17, 2015)
9780606362887 | details & prices | 578 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.40
This edition also contains The Dovekeepers, The Dovekeepers

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