The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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My book club picked this book for our monthly reading. It was fantastic! I have read the bible multiple times. This was a nice side story. The author obviously did a ton of research. Great book.
The red tent
How i love this book. Three quarters through the book, I wanted to stop reading... I didn't want Dina to leave my life!!! I didn't want the book to end. I have since read this book many many times. I also give this book away to all my beloved women friends. Please... Read it... And then pay it forward!
A real page turner
I could not put this down; I read it in two days and unlike many books I have read in the past year I did not feel cheated by the ending.