The Dovekeepers

  • by Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by Aya Cash, Tovah Feldshuh, Jessica Hecht, Heather Lind
  • 19 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year AD 70, 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 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.

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What the Critics Say

"Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature." (Toni Jordan)
"Hoffman makes ancient history live and breathe in this compelling story." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely stunning....

One day I will visit Masada and remember....
Beautiful narration, amazing book.
Will put this at the top of my list of memorable books.
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- P. M. McLoughlin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-07-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd