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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
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Nov 30, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008, contemporaryfiction, historical-fiction, prize-winners
Read in December, 2008

quite good and engaging. i didn't cry, and i actually don't know why so many people did - i thought this was a beautiful story of a strong woman born into a time that didn't know what to do with her. the way this so clearly fits into the biblical history that we do know, the transitions from jacob's god from the canaanite gods to the egyptian gods and back again - very clever and insightful book.

i wish there was more about reuben, but that's okay. i am glad that joseph was not the joseph of andrew llyod weber, but rather more true to the hebrew bible.

it's brilliant. i don't know how much i would want to read it again, but i am glad i finally picked this up. really.

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Reading Progress

11/30/2008 page 116
36.14% "biblical fanfic! hahah, love it."

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