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The Red TentHer name is Dinah In the Bible her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within thefamiliar 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 sustain her through a hard working youth a calling to midwifery and a new home in a foreig First a critiue of the review process I hate that insists that I choose one of their descriptive words to describe the plot of this book They gave me the choices of predictable some twists or full of surprises none of which are an apt summary of The Red TentMany thoughtful reviews have already been posted I will affirm that it was wonderful to read this story told from the point of view of the women In those times women were treated as chattel and the only power they had was that of producing sons They claimed that power and it was fascinating I also liked the portrayal of the community of women and what they brought to the family economy I hope that part is trueI love the historical fiction uality of the book The alternative perspectives from Biblical literalism is a relief The alternate perspective on Dinah's rape is worthy of contemplation In today's world there are honor killings that sometimes occur when women have sex outside of marriage whether it's consensual or rape We have a modern context for seeing women who don't have self determination whose marriages are arranged or consent still only comes with a price It's not that hard to see the possibility of an alternate reality for Dinah It certainly makes for a great story I am fascinated by the tensions and textures created by the encounters with people of differing beliefs the women practicing the old ways those who don't the paganism those following the God of Abraham and then the Egyptians It is interesting to follow how those beliefs color their lives and how they interact with people of differing beliefs One can also experience that in the reviews here on I do not find the story anti male or anti Bible When one recalls that men had all the power then tragic use of power is on the men But other aspects of power appear in the encounters between the shepherd and the king and Dinah amongst the Egyptians etc The tensions of religion and culture and social position within the tribe and beyond are part of the storyI've tried to write without spoilers It's a great book One can be a person of faith without being insulted by a single syllable in this book Criticisms from 2000 are interesting but I think that time is on the side of deep appreciation for The Red Tent

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kindle ✓ The Red Tent Ò Preloaded Digital Audio Player ✓ join or create book clubs ✓ ➳ The Red Tent Read ➻ Author Join or create book clubs – Dcmdirect.co.uk Her name is Dinah In the Bible her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour wiN 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 societyHer name is Dinah In the Bible her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within thefamiliar 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 anc I guess I misunderstood what this book was about I knew it a work of fiction but I felt like it would be Christian based I was mistaken Only one chapter in and I had to put it down

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Ient 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 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 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 society This one was a real slow burner I only read it because it was the first read of our new book club It wasn't something I would generally every want to pick up and would never have chosen it I'm so glad I did as I really have been enlightenedAt first I was thoroughly confused and couldn't pronounce many of the names I still couldn't by the end but it didn't matterI had no idea who was who and so many characters came at me I didn't understand what was going on at all because I hadn't even read the description of the book I came in blind and didn't even know who the main character wasIt was Dinah and the story told of her mothers who were sisters her children and her growing up There was a great wealth of stories and Diamant's knowledge and imagination really shown through as I was taken back in time through sight and sound and yes even smellDinah the child relating to her mothers who each month enter the red tent and the midwifery and relationships that ensued Dinah the adult who became a midwife herself and finally Dinah in her last yearsOverall a fascinating read which I am so glad that I persevered with when all I wanted to do was give up