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The red tent: a novel

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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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Full title red tent
Author diamant anita
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Last Update 2018-05-26 03:41:19AM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bible. -- Genesis -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction, Bible. -- O.T. -- Genesis -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction, Dinah -- (Biblical character) -- Fiction, Dinah -- (Biblical figure) -- Fiction, Religious fiction, Women in the Bible -- Fiction
title_display The red tent : a novel
title_full The Red Tent A Novel, The red tent / Anita Diamant, The red tent : a novel / Anita Diamant, The red tent [sound recording] / by Anita Diamant
title_short The red tent :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Dinah, Fiction, History of Biblical events, Literature, Women in the Bible