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ISBN13: 9780312427290
ISBN10: 0312427298
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A New York Times Bestseller

 

A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of The Red Tent.

 

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 tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.

 

Told in Dinah's voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, 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 lives.

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The red tent is the place where women gather during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insiders look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers, wives, and daughters.

About the Author

Anita Diamant is an award-winning journalist and author of six books about contemporary Jewish life, including The New Jewish Wedding and Choosing a Jewish Life. Her works of fiction include Good Harbor and The Last Days of Dogtown. She lives in Massachusetts.

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xiiicatsold, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by xiiicatsold)
Some Biblical history (fictionalized) to tell the tale of Jacob's sons and daughter from Dinah's point of view. I've heard the stories of Jacob, Esau and Joseph all my life, but never realized how primitively they must have lived and how this affected the women of their times. A good read.
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writermala, July 12, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a story told by Dinah - a voice that has never been heard of in the Genesis - daughter of Jacob. Using her powerful imagination, Anita Diamant writes a story of women everywhere. She tells of the powerful bond between sisters, even sisters who share a husband, and the intense love between mothers and daughters. Even in cultures where sons are treasured, it is this daughter that the mothers cherish. Anita Diamant has written a colorful novel, which is indeed a book that women everywhere will love.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312427290
Author:
Diamant, Anita
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christian - Biblical
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Jewish
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Tenth Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.41 x 0.94 in

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"Synopsis" by , The red tent is the place where women gather during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insiders look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers, wives, and daughters.
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