- ISBN 9780857205445 / 0857205447
- Title The Dovekeepers
- Author Alice Hoffman
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2012
- Pages 512
- Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Language English
- Dimensions 130mm x 198mm
One of the most dramatic stories in ancient history told through the eyes of four remarkable women - a tour de force from an extraordinary writer.
The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year 70 AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are keepers of secrets - about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. There is Yael, the assassin's daughter whose heartbreak leads to her true path in the ruins of the desert; Revka, the baker's wife who loses her dearest treasure on earth and yet finds the strength to protect her family; Aziza, the warrior's beloved who leads a secret life not even those closest to her could imagine; and Marit, beautiful witch of Moab, a woman as loyal as she is dangerous.
Alice Hoffman wrote her first novel, Property Of, when she was 21. She has published a total of 28 works of fiction, including Practical Magic which was a major film starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. Alice Hoffman now lives in Boston. Visit her website: