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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
April 1
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

BlockedGirl ,

End was a bit rushed.

The latter years of her life seemed a bit rushed, but a powerful read anyhow.

GinnyJudeen ,

Loved it!

My book club picked this book for our monthly reading. It was fantastic! I have read the bible multiple times. This was a nice side story. The author obviously did a ton of research. Great book.

Purpah Jesus ,

Fantastic Retelling

I read this book for a Judaic literature class and it was great. I don’t normally choose to read books this big in one sitting but I had to finish it for a test, and the only downside was how tired I was. It’s very rare that a story hooks me in to finish a book in one night. Definitely recommend no matter if you are religious or not, or what gender you identify with. Dinah is one tough woman in my opinion.

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