If you still frequent brick and mortar bookstores, chances are youve laid your eyes on a few Alice Hoffman titles (and hopefully picked up a book or two). The author of almost 30 works of fiction and young adult books, Hoffman has built quite a fan base, and everyones been on the edge of their seats waiting for the release of her latest novel, The Dovekeepers. Based on a real life event (almost 2,000 years ago, 900 Jews held out for months against Roman armies on Masada mountain and only two women and five children survived), The Dovekeepers is the story of four women, their lives, their histories and their sacrifices. Known for dabbling in mythology (The Red Garden), magic (The Story Sisters) and history (Blackbird House), Hoffman has combined her passions in this novel, which many are already dubbing her masterpiece. The Dallas Museum of Art has brought Hoffman to town as this weeks Arts & Letters Live distinguished writer. Hoffman will speak about The Dovekeepers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dallas Museum of Arts Horchow Auditorium, 1717 N. Harwood St. Tickets are $37, with reduced and student rates also available. Call 214-922-1818 or visit dallasmuseumofart.org.
Tue., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2011