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"Like any sisters who live together and share a husband, my mother and aunties spun a sticky web of loyalties and grudges," Anita Diamant writes in the voice of Dinah. "They traded secrets like bracelets, and these were handed down to me the only surviving girl. They told me things I was too young to hear. They held my face between their hands and made me swear to remember." Remembering women's earthy stories and passionate history is indeed the theme of this magnificent book. In fact, it's been said that The Red Tent is what the Bible might have been had it been written by God's daughters, instead of her sons. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was a beautiful story of the entire lifespan of a good girl who lives in biblical times. Diamant fleshes out the lives of historical characters by envisioning their daily... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Lynne Spreen
Very interesting. I learned a lot about the customs in those days. I'm glad that I live in this century! Too hard to live back then.Published 14 hours ago by Patty Callison
Very intriguing and deep. Sometimes difficult to keep all of the characters straight and identify their belief systems. Interesting to compare to biblical text.Published 6 days ago by Diane Gregg
This was a gift and the recipient said it was an excellent book.Published 7 days ago by Serendipity