Afternoon Book Discussion

The Dighton Library’s Afternoon Book Discussion group is meeting on Thursday, April 28 at 4:00 to discuss The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

From Novelist: “The daughter of Jewish refugees, Rachel Pomié grows up on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, but dreams of traveling to Paris, the home of her ancestors. Instead, her father arranges for her to marry Isaac, a local widower with three children. When the much-older Isaac dies, his nephew Frédéric arrives to settle the estate. Despite community disapproval, Rachel and Frédéric fall in love. Inspired by the lifeof the woman who would become the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, this novel offers a lush, lyrical depiction of 19th-century Jewish life in the Danish West Indies (now the U.S. Virgin Islands).” — Description by Gillian Speace.

Copies of the book are available at the library. All are welcome to join the discussion.

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