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The Marriage Of Opposites

Author : Alice Hoffman
ISBN : 9781471112126
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers comes a love story about one of history's most captivating 'invisible' women: Rachel, the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. Growing up on the idyllic island of St Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their tight-knit refugee community of Jews who escaped the European Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for refusing to live by the rules. But Rachel's fate is not in her own hands: in order to secure the future of her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome nephew Frédéric arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes control of her life, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal affecting her entire family, including her favourite son, Camille Pissarro, who will one day become a founder member of the Impressionists and one of history's greatest artists. Set in a world of lush, exquisite beauty, The Marriage of Opposites shows Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. The marriage of Rachel and Frédéric is an unforgettable story of an extraordinary woman and her forbidden love. Praise for Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers: 'Beautiful, harrowing . . . A major contribution to twenty-first-century literature' Toni Morrison 'Hoffman reminds us with every sentence that words have the power to transport us to alternate worlds, to heal a broken heart, and to tie us irrevocably to the people we love' Jodi Picoult 'A book as monumental as its subject, magical, moving . . . A genuine masterpiece' Daily Mail

The Museum Of Extraordinary Things

Author : Alice Hoffman
ISBN : 9781471135538
Genre : Fiction
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{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Arial;}} \viewkind4\uc1\pard\lang2057\fs18 Coney Island, 1911: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of a self-proclaimed scientist and professor who acts as the impresario of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show offering amazement and entertainment to the masses. An extraordinary swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl,and a 100 year old turtle, in her father's ""museum"". She swims regularly in New York's Hudson River, and one night stumbles upon a striking young man alone in the woods photographing moon-lit trees. From that moment, Coralie knows her life will never be the same. \par The dashing photographer Coralie spies is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community. As Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and the dispute between factory owners and labourers. In the tumultuous times that characterized life in New York between the world wars, Coralie and Eddie's lives come crashing together in Alice Hoffman's mesmerizing, imaginative, and romantic new novel. \par }

Faithful

Author : Alice Hoffman
ISBN : 9781471157721
Genre : Fiction
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She was disappearing inch by inch, vanishing into thin air, and then one day a postcard arrived . . . There was no return address, no signature, only a scrawled message: Say something. Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl growing up on Long Island until one night a terrible road accident brings her life to a halt. While her best friend Helene suffers life-changing injuries, Shelby becomes overwhelmed with guilt and is suddenly unable to see the possibility of a future she’d once taken for granted. But as time passes, and Helene becomes an almost otherworldly figure within the town, seen by its inhabitants as a source of healing, Shelby finds herself attended to by her own guardian angel. A mysterious figure she half-glimpsed the night of the car crash, he now sends Shelby brief but beautiful messages imploring her to take charge of her life once more . . . What happens when a life is turned inside out? When you lose all hope and sense of worth? Shelby, a fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookshops, and men she should stay away from, captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding oneself at last. From the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers comes this spellbinding, poignant and life-affirming story of one woman’s journey towards happiness – and the power of love, family and fate. ‘A great atmospheric storyteller . . . Her books are a real pleasure’ Kate Atkinson ‘Alice Hoffman reminds us with every sentence that words have the power to transport us to alternate worlds’ Jodi Picoult

Conversations On The Marriage Of Opposites A Novel By Alice Hoffman

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The Marriage of Opposites: by Alice Hoffman | Conversation Starters Limited Time Offer: $3.99 ($4.99) The Marriage of Opposites is an in-depth exploration of the life of Rachel Pomié, the mother of Camille Pissarro, the father of Impressionism. Starting from Rachel's childhood, it is a highly fictionalized story of her life and that of her son's. Considered one of the finest painters of the twentieth century, Camille Pissarro's personal life was not smooth. He was in constant disagreement with his business-minded parents, rebelling at every point just like his mother did before him. With vivid and colorful imagery, this book brings out how life might have been for Rachel Pomié, who unwillingly became the mother of the famous painter. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Foster a deeper understanding of the book* Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups* Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately* Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Marriage of Opposites. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.Download your copy today for a Limited Time Discount: $3.99 ($4.99) Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet and Kindle devices.

The Marriage Of Opposites

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Warning This is an independent addition to The Marriage of Opposites, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRODUCTION GENERAL SUMMARY Marriage of Opposites details the life of Rachel Pomie Petit Pizzarro, mother of the famous impressionist painter Camille Pizzarro. It serves to bring a layer of depth not only into the life of Rachel, but the life and artistic endeavors of Camille Pizzarro. As mentioned in Alice Hoffman's afterword, a majority of the story is built on fact-any imaginations beyond what has been presented to the modern day were created for the fluidity of the novel, but often fell behind what was the real-life story of the Pomie, Petit, and Pizzarro families. SETTING A majority of this novel takes place in the capital of St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie. It also partially takes place in Paris-a place Rachel often dreamt of visiting as a child, and eventually lived in as an adult. The community of Jewish refugees to which Rachel's family belongs is chock-full of extremely pious people, oftentimes leading Rachel into difficult situations with both her mother and the congregation. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved"

Call Me Irresistible

Author : Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN : 9780062042347
Genre : Fiction
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The funniest love story of the year, Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips fans have been craving. The beloved New York Times bestselling author returns with a delightfully sassy, sexy, and downright irresistible tale of true love Texas style. Ted Beaudine, one of Phillips’s most charming characters (the adolescent heartbreaker from her hilarious debut, Fancy Pants, and the new college graduate from Lady Be Good) is now all grown up and in a heap of romantic trouble all his own—in a perfectly marvelous contemporary romance that fans of Emily Giffin, Kristen Hannah, and Elin Hilderbrand will simply adore.

Summary Of The Marriage Of Opposites

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Warning: This is an independent addition to The Marriage of Opposites, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. INTRODUCTIONGENERAL SUMMARYMarriage of Opposites details the life of Rachel Pomi� Petit Pizzarro, mother of the famous impressionist painter Camille Pizzarro. It serves to bring a layer of depth not only into the life of Rachel, but the life and artistic endeavors of Camille Pizzarro. As mentioned in Alice Hoffman's afterword, a majority of the story is built on fact-any imaginations beyond what has been presented to the modern day were created for the fluidity of the novel, but often fell behind what was the real-life story of the Pomi�, Petit, and Pizzarro families. SETTINGA majority of this novel takes place in the capital of St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie. It also partially takes place in Paris-a place Rachel often dreamt of visiting as a child, and eventually lived in as an adult. The community of Jewish refugees to which Rachel's family belongs is chock-full of extremely pious people, oftentimes leading Rachel into difficult situations with both her mother and the congregation. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

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