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The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition - Anita Diamant

The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition

Author Anita Diamant

  • Published: 2010-04-01
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Stars
From 26 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons.

Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a damaged youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate, immediate connection.

Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of Biblical women's society.

Top Customer Reviews

  • A great read

    From Ally Alarakhia
    The Red Tent is an amazing read which I couldn't put down. As a Muslim man whose faith is very similar to a Christian or a Jews, I wanted to read a piece of fiction that would also teach me more about our beliefs and the roots of them. With that said, this is a great book for anyone to read regardless of your beliefs. It's captivating and moving. This isn't just a book for women. It's words will move anyone and holds no exclusions to gender, religion, or beliefs.