Fall books: 12 fiction titles you don't want to miss

2. "THE DOVEKEEPERS," by Alice Hoffman


(Simon & Schuster, 512 pp.)
Only two women and five children out of more than 900 Jews survived the Roman siege of Masada in the year AD 73. In The Dovekeepers, her carefully researched novel, Oprah-anointed author Alice Hoffman (“The Red Garden”) brings their history to life. (October)

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