This was my very first post on this blog last May, and it was about the most amazing book by Alice Hoffman. I’ve recently written about another of her books, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, which was also terrific, but The Dovekeepers will remain my favourite. If you missed this one, here it is again:
I’m just going to dive right in here. This is one of my favourite books of all time. It will rivet your attention all the way through no matter whether your interests lie in this period of history, admiration of strong, independent women, incredibly descriptive, vivid prose, or how people survive when circumstances dictate that they must. Read the review; read the book. See if you agree. If you want to know more about the website or me, check out “About” in the header or “About Me” in the sidebar. Read on, MacDuff!
The Dovekeepers: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman
Published by Simon & Shuster
In the last days of Masada in 72 A.D., about 900 Jewish warriors and their families, under the leadership of Eleazar ben Ya’ir, hold the final stronghold of rebellion in Herod’s former clifftop palace. Having witnessed the cruel and destructive forces of the…
View original post 367 more words