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The Dovekeepers

“Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived.” 406 more words

Book Review

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster)

“You would think it would be impossible to find anything new in the world, creatures no man has seen before, one-of-a-kind oddities in which nature has taken a backseat to the coursing pulse of the fantastical and the marvelous.” 545 more words


The Museum of Extraordinary Things

A historical novel by Alice Hoffman. It’s a love story centred around the freak shows of Coney Island in 1911.

This passage really caught my eye… 186 more words

Alice Hoffman

Why Writers Write

Probably the best way to learn how to write better is by listening to writers, or reading stories they wrote. So I’ve decided to start a new weekly post with writing advice from other writers who have things mostly figured out. 296 more words

On Writing

Review: The Marriage of Opposites - Alice Hoffman

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. 598 more words


From Alice Hoffman:

There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate.

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Julia's Review: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

I hit the jackpot last week.  Julia, a guest reviewer, sent me reviews on five different books for middle graders.  As a an avid reader and sixth grader, she’s an expert.   219 more words

Middle Grade Fiction