The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Paperback Book

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Author: Anita Diamant

Format: Quality Paperback, Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: St Martins Pr Special

Published: Sep 1998

Genre: Fiction - Historical - General

Retail Price: $14.95

Pages: 321

Synopsis

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 sustain her through a hard-working 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 connection with the past. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Joan on 2008-02-22 06:44:24

Not my usual type of book but found it fascinating to read, much about mankind transcends through time and this is a story that proves just that. Remarkably easy read given the subject matter.