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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 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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"Diamant vividly conjures up the ancient world of caravans, farmers, midwives, slaves, and artisans . . . her Dinah is a compelling narrator that has timeless resonance".--Merle Rubin, "Christian Science Monitor".

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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 whose previous books include The New Jewish Wedding, The New Jewish Baby Book, Bible Baby Names, Living a Jewish Life (with H. Cooper), and Choosing a Jewish Life: A Guidebook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Parenting, McCall's, Yankee, Reform Judaism, Self, and Hadassah. She lives in Massachusetts.

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dhannabee, January 1, 2007 (view all comments by dhannabee)
Fantastic Book! I recommend that every woman AND man read this brilliant book.

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ISBN:
9780312353766
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Diamant, Anita
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Women in the bible
Subject:
Religious - Biblical
Subject:
Dinah
Subject:
Christian - Biblical
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
Christian - General
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Edition Description:
Paper Over Board
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.67 x 5.6 x 1.11 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Diamant vividly conjures up the ancient world of caravans, farmers, midwives, slaves, and artisans . . . her Dinah is a compelling narrator that has timeless resonance".--Merle Rubin, "Christian Science Monitor".
"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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