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The marriage of opposites : a novel / Alice Hoffman.

By: Hoffman, Alice, 1952- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: Large Print edition.Description: 559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781628996777 ; 1628996773 .Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands) -- Saint Thomas (Island) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Love stories. | Large type books.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: "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"--
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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.

Backcover: Center Point Large Print Edition General Fiction.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 558-559).

"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"--

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Hoffman (The Museum of Extraordinary Things) here tells a story of Rachel Pomié, mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. The novel follows Rachel's childhood on St. Thomas in the early 1800s, her dreams of Paris, her arranged marriage and subsequent widowhood, and her affair with and later marriage to Fréderic (nephew to her late husband). Midway through the book, the focus shifts to Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro, which was the given name of the artist, youngest and favored son of Rachel. Gloria Reuben, Tina Benko, and Santino Fontana provide a lyrical and engaging narration to this historically based tale. -VERDICT Hoffman's fans and those of historical romantic fiction in general will enjoy. ["Hoffman brings into focus the birth of impressionism and the forces that shaped Pissarro's artistic drive through the complicated, rich, adventure-filled life story of his fiery mother": LJ 6/1/15 review of the S. & S. hc.]-Denise A. Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll., Newburgh, NY © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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