The Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites 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, Fr D Rick, 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 Fr D Rick Is A Story That Is As Unforgettable As It Is Remarkable. I thought the Dovekeepers was absolutely a fantastic book..Yet For some reasonI thought The Marriage of Opposites , was going to be a muchstraight forward simple story, one that was even familiar to me Simple. Sweet historical love story I was wrong nothing was simple There was love but I was reminded How complicated love can be It s been a very long time since I ve cried bawling after completing a book I literally set my Kindle down, closed it and cried I thought the Dovekeepers was absolutely a fantastic book..Yet For some reasonI thought The Marriage of Opposites , was going to be a muchstraight forward simple story, one that was even familiar to me Simple. Sweet historical love story I was wrong nothing was simple There was love but I was reminded How compl
No doubt about it, Hoffman is a talented author She s got a unique style and her stories are always so diverse This one is no different It is lavishly lyrical in spirits, visions and superstitions She spins a story that is culturally rich with texture and history It takes place in St Thomas in the late 1800 s and is split into 3 stories Rachel, Jacobo and Lyddie I adored Rachel s story her 1st marriage, arranged to a man significantly older, determined her life and what it spanned to b No doubt about it, Hoffman
Reading The Marriage of Opposites really made me think..The Rules of Magic is my favorite Alice Hoffman book, but have I found a new favorite Oh yes, it is my new favorite as I adored this book One of the things I love about Hoffman s books is that each one is so different Yes, she has a running theme in many of her books and this one was no different.the color red, red haired women, birds, and of course, love no magical realism in here, but not missed But the stories she weaves are Reading The Marriage of Opposites really made me think..The Rules of Magic is my favorite Alice Hoffman book, but have I found a new favorite Oh yes, it is my new favorite as I ado
WARNING MY REVIEW CONTAINS PLENTY OF SPOILERS The Marriage of Opposites op po site p z t noun plural noun oppositesa person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else. My father had told me that no matter how comfortable we might feel, we must live like fish, unattached to any land Wherever there was water, we would survive Some fish could stay in the mud for months, even
A work of historical fiction written by Alice Hoffman was all I needed to know and I was immediately interested in reading this book I loved the Dovekeepers and while they are very different stories , Hoffman s lyrical writing and story telling had me fully engaged in this family saga I have to admit that I did not know much at all about the artist , Camille Pissaro, and certainly nothing about his mother or his early life in St Thomas or later in Paris I couldn t help but love Rachel , wh A work of historical fiction written by Alice Hoffman was all I needed to know and I was immediately interested in reading this book I loved the Dovekeepers and while they are very different stories , Hoffman s lyrical writing and story telling had me fully engaged in this family saga I have to admit that I di
Reading about a place I have been is always special Of course, I wasn t in St Thomas in the mid nineteenth century but some of the plant life and wildlife remains the same Hoffman and her new passion for writing about historical characters takes on the mother and her son, Camille, many thought to be the father of impressionism She also seems to gravitate to strong women and Rachel certainly was that andHer ability to bring to life characters, time and place, as well as her descriptive Reading about a place I have been is always s
This family saga about the life of Camille Pissarro s mother evokes a great sense of place for the West Indies island of St Thomas as a site of intersection of race, culture, class, and religion in the early 19th century In the tradition of the line of Hoffman novels I have sampled so far, she excels here in storytelling and character development It is unusual for her to focus on breathing life into historical figures, achieved with much imagination based on skeletal facts provided in the aft This family saga about the life of Camille Pissarro s mother evokes a great sense of place for the West Indies island of St Thomas as a site of intersection of race, culture, class, and religion in the early 19th century In the tradition of the line of Hoffman novels I have sampled so far, she excels here in storytelling and character development It is unusual for her to focus on breathing life into historical figures, achieved with much imagination based on skeletal facts provided in the afterward Hoffman imagines the wonders and challenges of Rachel Pomie s childhood in a loving family of Jewish shopkeepers, well connected to the rich tropical environment a
One of A Hoffman s best writingswhich deals with the history of a mother who could not handle her daughter s stubbornness and insight to learn everything about live and the love she had for her father..this wasof a period piece era storyline that the author wrote telling us the readers about what took place back in those days like the 1800s..while her educated daughter was forced to marry this older man twice her age,who himself already had a wife polygamy..an incredible well written s One of A Hoffman s best writingswhich deals with the history of a mother who could not handle her daughter s stubbornness and insight to learn everything about live and the love she had for her father..this wasof a period piece er
4.5 StarsI ve been approved twice for early copies of Alice Hoffman s books and both times I nearly did cartwheels around my house I am a fairly new fan of Hoffman s but what I have read swept me away into new dimensions I honestly lose my bearings once I open the pages of her books it s as if a gentle hand lifts from the pages and guides me into a new and magical world The Marriage of Opposites was no exc
4.5 This is a completely biased and prejudicial review from an avowed Alice Hoffman fan.She describes purple air smelling of hyacinths , a blue eyed woman whose soul was as quiet as snow , and a dress made from dyes of heron and midnight blues, with pale lilac so flowerlike that bees rumbled nearby then sewn from threads spun in China, carried overland through the desert on the backs of camels and then sailed across the ocean from Portugal And how is it that I have never seen a Camille Pis 4.5 This is a completely biased and prejudicial review from an avowed Alice Hoffman fan.She describes purple air smelling of hyacinths , a blue eyed woman whose soul was as quiet as snow , and a dress made from dyes of heron and midnight blues, with pale lilac so flowerlike that bees r

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  • The Marriage of Opposites
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  • 09 November 2018
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