Reading Cafe Book Club: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
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This month we will be reading and discussing The Marriage of Opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel Pizzarro by Alice Hoffman.
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 older 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.
- Thursday, March 30, 2023
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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