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The Marriage of Opposites - Alice Hoffman
The Marriage of Opposites
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.Growing up on idyllic St.... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France. Building on the triumphs of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty, The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. Once forgotten to history, the marriage of Rachel and Frédérick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451693591 (1451693591)
ASIN: 1451693591
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Marriage of Opposites
My first Novel by Alice Hoffman and what a beautiful read it was.The Marriage of Opposites is one of those books that just draws you in with its seductive prose, Characters that are interesting and while some are based on real people others are figures of the author's imagination and what an imagin...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 It covers many themes well. This is a good read, hard to put down.
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, Christopher Scotton, Robert Petkoff, narrator Although there are many themes in this novel, homophobia, the environment, an array of human emotions, devotion, life and death, good and evil, it really works because it is also a story about a grandfather and a grandson,...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 The book is interesting, but I would categorize it more as a novel than historic fiction.
The Marriage of Opposites, Alice Hofffman, Gloria Reuben, Narrator, Tina Benko, Narrator, Santino Fontana, narrator, Alice Hoffman, narrates the afterword. This novel is about the history of the Pissarro family. It takes place on Charlotte, Amalie, St. Thomas, in the early 1800’s, when it was unde...
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4.0 Book Review: The Marriage of Opposities by Alice Hoffman
A special thank you to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. I fell in love with the synopsis the moment I read it, but since I didn’t finish The Museum of Extraordinary Things, I was concerned that I’d be disappointed. I almost didn’t request...
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4.0 The Marriage of Opposites
The Marriage of Opposites is a masterfully written story that submerges the reader into the beautiful setting, with the heat of the tropical St. Thomas sun, the wonder of the sea, and beauty of the jungle. It also completely engages the reader into the joys and heartaches of not just Rachel Pizzarro...
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