The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman | Digest & Review
The Marriage of Opposites, Alice Hoffman’s newest novel, illustrates the struggle between personal desire and social norms. Though the story based in the 19th century, it portrays three generations that live on the Island of St. Thomas. Growing up in St. Thomas, Rachel dreamed of traveling away from the island to Paris. She is married to a man who is much older than her. When her husband dies, his nephew arrives to settle the estate. His arrival triggers the scandal of a forbidden love and their struggle against the rules of Jewish tradition.
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman was a Los Angeles Times’ Bestseller for three weeks. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things.
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