Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Party Favor: Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers Giveaway

Over five years in the writing, Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel ever, a triumph of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. 

The author of such iconic bestsellers as Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman is one of the most popular and memorable writers of her generation. Now, in The Dovekeepers, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet—one that draws on her passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology and her inimitable understanding of women. In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic historical event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary, bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the horrifically brutal murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her twin grandsons, rendered mute by their own witness. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman, who finds passion with another soldier. Shirah is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege, as the Romans draw near. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. This novel is Alice Hoffman’s masterpiece.


*One entry per person.
*You must be 13 to enter.
*The prize will be one copy of Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers.
*US only.
*To enter the contest, you must fill out the contest form.
*The contest will be between September 23rd -October 1, 2011
*The winner will be notified by e-mail and have one day to respond before the next winner will be selected.
*The book has been provided by the publisher, but will be mailed by me.
*Should the prize be lost in the mail, I am not responsible.


  1. Great favor, but, yeah, once again -- wrong country...

  2. Wow - am I losing my bonkers or do you have like a big handful of blogs Dana? Tell me I'm going batty or I'm confused?

  3. This sounds like an awesome read!
    thanks for the opportunity :)

  4. Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors of all time!!! This book is on my wish list. Will be keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  5. never read any of her books but I gotta get on that!