Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

This week I picked up:

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of research and imagination. 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."

Copyright © 2012 Svea Love. All Rights Reserved.


Unknown said...

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thnaks for sharing

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Marg said...

I have heard so many good things about this book! I hope you enjoy it!

By the way, welcome to Library Loot!

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Welcome to Library Loot!

I've heard great things about The Dovekeepers - enjoy!

Iris said...

I am curious about the Dovekeepers, as its been said that it has somewhat "modern" feminist protagonist in an old setting. That's bound to be interesting. Hope you enjoy!

Svea Love said...

Marg & Claire- Thank you! I am definitely looking forward to many more Library Loot posts :)

Svea Love said...

Iris- That's the first time I've heard about the "modern" protagonist. I'll let you know how it goes soon!

Tanya Patrice said...

Tat's such a stunning cover. I hope you enjoy it and am excited to see your thoughts since it's one of the books on my radar to possibly read.