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Alice Hoffman: Marriage of Opposites

Fiction, 384pp. 2015)

Set in the 19th-century Jewish community on a West Indian island, this fictional recreation imagines the complicate life of historical character Rachel Manzana Pomié, the Creole mother of French impressionist painter Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro.

  • Discussion guide including questions and interview
  • Kirkus Review
  • Review by Sandra McElwaine, Washington Times, September 17, 2015
  • Review by Carol Memmott, Star Tribune, September 1, 2015
  • Review by Hillary Kelly, New York Times, August 14, 2015