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The marriage of opposites, Alice Hoffman

Label
The marriage of opposites
Title
The marriage of opposites
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hoffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Instead 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, Frédéric, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story. They begin 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
Title
The marriage of opposites
Creator
Summary
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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Character
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O3447
LC item number
M37 2015b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro
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a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro
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Alice Hoffman
Label
The marriage of opposites, Alice Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 558)
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20421381
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
559 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628996777
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015020446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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20421381
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910239392
  • (OCoLC)910239392

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