The Red Tent Author:Anita Diamant Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the Book of Genesis. — Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the raditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mot... more »hers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working 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 story-telling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society.« less