Anita Diamant - Red Tent
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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... Read More
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. Minimize
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48 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 22, 2001
The Red Tent: A Place For Sisterly Bonds
Pros: Easy to read, great plots and amazing historical references
Cons: Character names are easy to get confused
If you're a woman, like history or religious books...definitely read it. It's very moving. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 30, 2002
The Red Tent infuses a woman's blood with power
Pros: Incredibly moving and compelling story.
Cons: The last third of the book begins to drag.
There are few books that are as powerful and surprising as this one is. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 20, 2005
The Red Tent..Remember the Goddess In You
Pros: Compelling, beautifully written, original, completely lovely
Cons: Not a thing
The Book of Genesis comes to life and gives Dinah a voice, and it's well worth listening to. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 26, 2001
The Red Tent: Re-imagining Women of the Old Testament
Pros: Beautifully written, touching, interesting characters, new angle on biblical events
Cons: Scenes of violence, childbirth may be too much for some readers. Ugly cover.
Wonderful imagining of what life might have been like for some shadowy women of the Old Testament. Women and relationships are the focus, not religion. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 11, 2001
A must read for women of all ages.
Pros: Beautiful prose, solid narrative.
Cons: The book had to end!
A beautiful and imaginative story, this is a must read! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 18, 2007
The Red Tent
Pros: beautiful characters, excellent story, couldn't put down the book
Cons: some violence, sex, goddess worship
Really enjoyed the book. Surprised by references to gods and goddesses. Excellent characters and story. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 7, 2001
The women's club meets monthly!
Pros: New spin on and Old testament Story.
I would recommend this book to everyone especially women. It is extremely well written and does not disappoint. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 20, 2000
This is a great book
Pros: Beautiful imagery
Cons: Maybe too feminist Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 12, 2002
A different perspective
Pros: Really interesting, a new way to look at an old story
Cons: Required me to spend hours online researching Biblical history :-)
A must read for every woman. Powerful, inspiring, and tragic... Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 16, 2003
An ending to the Story that the Bible never told us
Pros: Vivid and emotionally provocative.
Cons: Can shift from joy to sorrow in the turn of a page.
This novel is one of the most emotionally moving stories I have ever read. I wept when I reached the end, and have never forgotten a single word since then. Read More at Epinions.com
May 7, 2002
Must Read for all Women
Pros: Emotional, Insightful
Cons: Not Long Enough!
Great book for Women to relate to and discuss with mothers, daughters, or any close friends. Read More at Epinions.com