Book Review: Alice Hoffman deftly unites two worlds in the haunting Marriage Of Opposites

Readers of Alice Hoffman’s other novels—including last year’s Museum Of Extraordinary Things and 2011’s The Dovekeeperswill notice plenty of familiar themes in her latest work, The Marriage Of Opposites. There are strong women, persecuted Jews, defiant lovers, and a bit of mysticism, all set against the backdrop of a tumultuous historic period. But Hoffman can be forgiven for dipping in the same well so many times, because she uses those themes so masterfully.

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