What are hoopoes?

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“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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Posted by: Nancy Davis

Nancy is the branch manager of the Corte Madera and Marin City libraries.

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