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The marriage of opposites : a novel

Author: Alice Hoffman; Gloria Reuben; Tina Benko; Santino Fontana
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Named Person: Camille Pissarro; Camille Pissarro
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Hoffman; Gloria Reuben; Tina Benko; Santino Fontana
ISBN: 9781442385818 1442385812 9781442385825 1442385820
OCLC Number: 919725480
Performer(s): Read by Gloria Reuben, Tina Benko and Santino Fontana.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13 hr., 30 min., 19 sec.))
Responsibility: Alice Hoffman.

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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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