“Eleanora Cohen came into this world on a Thursday, late in the summer of 1877. Those who rose early that morning would recall noticing a flock of purple-and-white hoopoes circling above the harbor . . .” So begins this year’s One Book One Marin selection, The Oracle of Stamboul, by Michael David Lukas. The hoopoes become a symbol of Eleanora’s special status and an organizing device in the novel. Click on the link to answer the question, what are hoopoes?
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