The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition

The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition

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In this modern classic interpretation of the biblical story of Dinah, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of The Red Tent, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of the A&E/Lifetime mini-series.

Twentieth Anniversary Edition

In the Bible, Dinah's 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.

The Red Tent 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 and the valuable achievement of presenting a new view of biblical women's lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 25mm | 318g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10th Anniversary ed.
  • 0312427298
  • 9780312427290
  • 60,039

Review quote

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

"A full-bodied novel." --Susan Adler, Hadassah magazine
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About Anita Diamant

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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Rating details

558,490 ratings
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4 32% (178,489)
3 14% (80,477)
2 4% (23,039)
1 2% (11,307)
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