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The Red Tent
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March 1, 2012
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March 31, 2012
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I have lived largely in the dark when it comes to the Bible, so this was an unfamiliar story to me. I will describe it as it was for me, though I can easily imagine it to be a different experience for each reader.
The Red Tent follows the life of Dinah, daughter of Jacob. The Bible speaks at length of the sons of Jacob, but only mentions Dinah in passing and Anita Diamant does a beautiful job at creating a possible life for her.
As I was not familiar with the biblical story, I was fully wrapped u
Sue Smith
collecting my thoughts on this one .....

This book has taken me a long time to figure out how to review it. I don't know why exactly. I enjoyed it but it certainly wasn't what I was expecting. Or maybe I was expecting more and it just wasn't there and I just don't know how to verbalize that. I think I was expecting more of a connection somehow - like the book jacket promised - and that only happened to a certain degree.

Now part of this may be because I listened to the audio version of the book, a
Korey Leinweber
My favorite book in the whole world! It changed my life, changed everything I believe about myself as a woman. Very empowering.
awesome book! this story takes you back to a time in the bible where people caravan-ed through the desserts. its a story of sisters, mothers, women during this time when they would rely on each other during child birth, marriage, life, the stories that were exchanged when they would congregate to the tent once a month. it is an awesome book, one you can't put down till your done reading it. it has you turning the pages. a must read, and a keeper for your book shelf.
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