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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.

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Red Tent
May 3rd, 2015
Beautifully written, telling such a meaningful and heartfelt story. Amazing book, so worth the read.
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Awesomely Good read
February 9th, 2015
I couldn't put this book down. Really awesome from cover to cover!! Can't imagine living in this Era! Even though it is a work of fiction it really sets the scene of the day and how perhaps these women lived and worked. Can't believe I didn't know about this book before!
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THE RED TENT
February 7th, 2015
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL READ. A TRUE WOMANS BOOK. I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND TO WOMEN OF ALL AGES
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Awesome read
January 26th, 2015
This novel brought me back to the time of Joseph and instead of his story being retold I saw things through the eyes of the women of that time. It made me think and wonder about the things that I have been taught about the men in Dinah's family. I rejoiced with Dinah and felt her sorrow. I was pulled into the lives of the people in this novel and that has not happened to me in a long time. If you like historical reads I highly recommend "the Red Tent" I'm very impressed with this book and literally couldn't put it down. If you decide to read this novel I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did
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Empowerment of Women
November 8th, 2014
Every woman has a story, mostly impactful. I enjoyed reading this book for the inspiration it gave about a woman's worth but was stunned by the pagan rituals and Gods the seem to consume the book.
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February 8th, 2014
Beautifully bringing to life the often unmentioned women in biblical times. An intimate and imaginative look into the beliefs, daily life experiences, and the worship of these beautiful mothers. A hint at the divine feminine and a time when women still recognized their strength and power as life-givers, not simply at the mercy of men. Loved it!
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January 23rd, 2014
Amazing storytelling. What a beautiful story with so much emotion. Was sad that it had to end...wanted to keep on reading!
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November 10th, 2013
My all time favourite. A must read. Amazing.
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The Red Tent.
October 15th, 2013
Loved this book! Difficult to put down....Must read another book by this Anita Diamant. She's terrific .
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October 4th, 2013
One of my all-time favourite reads. An amazing story that I recommend for any fiction lover.
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October 4th, 2013
When asked what my favorite book is, my mind immediately leaps to The Red Tent. I am a big JK Rowling fan, GRRMartin, Jack Whyte and a few other crazy famous authors...but Anita Diamant come to mind first. Why is this? Maybe it is because The Red Tent is unique in its effort to offer a woman's POV where one has never been before. The writing is clean and easy to digest but rich enough to make one feel like they are there beside the characters. Old story with a fresh view that makes one want to keep reading and reading. We learn so much of the time and place of that era that feels like we have never truly known it at all. I like that in a book. One of the books I regularly give as gifts and one that my daughters all have in their own collections.
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October 4th, 2013
I read this book years ago, but it has stuck with me.
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October 4th, 2013
Loved it and have recommended to many friends.
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October 4th, 2013
This was an intense read, but very insightful and gives a different outlook from the traditional evangelical writer's perspective. I was moved and found it very interesting and it kept my attention from start to finish.
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October 4th, 2013
Very unique...a woman's into life under the laws of Moses.
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October 4th, 2013
Loved this book. Especially growing up and learning about the people of the bible, it really made a great read.
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October 4th, 2013
An amazing, thought-provoking book. I picked it up my first year of university and read it in a day and a half, I could not put it down. An excellent narrative, mixed with wonderful historical details. It can appeal to those seeking Biblical literature, women's issues or simply an excellent historical novel....I simply can not put it in only one category. I believe it should be read by everyone.
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October 4th, 2013
An excellent retelling of the bible story from a woman's point of view,sadly lacking in the Bible itself
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October 4th, 2013
It's been years since I read this book but I remember it as a good plot, and a good insight about historical times.
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October 4th, 2013
excellent look at the influence of women in early history - how what they did was done with subtle touches - the red tent was a place just for women and was a removal from society for a few days a month where you connected with other women - maybe that is what we need today
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