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Hoffman’s ‘The Marriage of Opposites’ May’s featured book at library 


A forbidden love story about the woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro

Author Alice Hoffman.

Author Alice Hoffman.

–The Paso Robles City Library will hold a discussion, open to the public, on Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites, Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.


The Marriage of Opposites is a forbidden love story telling of the woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro. Rachel and her mother have a difficult relationship. Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her, and her friendship with Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When he dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family.

The Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring Street, is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m.-8 a.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 a.m (805) 237-3870 or visit



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