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The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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A New York Times Bestseller

A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of The Red Tent.

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 tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.

Told in Dinah's voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It 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 with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's lives.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312427290
ISBN-10: 0312427298
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: August 21st, 2007
Pages: 321
Language: English