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Alice Hoffman's 'The Dovekeepers' will reportedly be adapted as a CBS miniseries

'The Dovekeepers' follows four women living through the siege of Masada, where Jewish residents of the mountain fortress resisted Roman forces for months.

By Staff Writer / January 24, 2014

'The Dovekeepers' is by Alice Hoffman.


Author Alice Hoffman’s novel “The Dovekeepers” will reportedly be adapted as a miniseries for CBS.

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The novel, which was first released in 2012, follows several women who come to live at Masada, a mountain fortress where 900 Jewish people, in the first century, resisted an attack by Roman forces, with only a few surviving the ordeal. 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” co-writer Ann Peacock will adapt “Dovekeepers” for the small screen. The miniseries is expected to air sometime in 2015 and will be four hours long, according to Deadline.

Hoffman is also the author of such novels as “Practical Magic” and “The Probable Future.”

“Dovekeepers” producer Roma Downey, who also produced the wildly successful History Channel miniseries “The Bible,” told Deadline she was completely won over by the four women around which the novel centers. 

“When I was finished I missed the characters, longed for the characters,” she said. “They got under my skin.” 

In her review of “The Dovekeepers,” Monitor fiction critic Yvonne Zipp called the book Hoffman’s “best novel in years.”


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