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The Marriage of Opposites, (electronic resource :)

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The Marriage of Opposites
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The Marriage of Opposites
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Alice Hoffman
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eng
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2[A] luminous, Marquez-esque tale.3 —O, The Oprah Magazine 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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The daughter of Jewish refugees, Rachel Pomie grows up on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, but dreams of traveling to Paris, the home of her ancestors. Instead, her father arranges for her to marry Isaac, a local widower with three children. When the much-older Isaac dies, his nephew Frederic arrives to settle the estate. Despite community disapproval, Rachel and Frederic fall in love. Inspired by the life of the woman who would become the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, this novel offers a lush, lyrical depiction of 19th-century Jewish life in the Danish West Indies (now the U.S. Virgin Islands). -- Description by Gillian Speace
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10433512
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MnSpTMCL
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813.54
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no index present
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fiction
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adult
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a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro
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The Marriage of Opposites, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-f5x7dg9
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9781451693614
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unknown
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384 p.
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electronic
Isbn
9781451693614
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
f5x7dg9
Label
The Marriage of Opposites, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-f5x7dg9
Publication
Control code
9781451693614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
384 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781451693614
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
f5x7dg9

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