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The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant | Women's Fiction
Registered by AM10000 of Sunnyvale, California USA on 8/11/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by AM10000 from Sunnyvale, California USA on Thursday, August 11, 2011

10 out of 10

From Library Journal
Skillfully interweaving biblical tales with events and characters of her own invention, Diamant's (Living a Jewish Life, HarperCollins, 1991) sweeping first novel re-creates the life of Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob, from her birth and happy childhood in Mesopotamia through her years in Canaan and death in Egypt. When Dinah reaches puberty and enters the Red Tent (the place women visit to give birth or have their monthly periods), her mother and Jacob's three other wives initiate her into the religious and sexual practices of the tribe. Diamant sympathetically describes Dinah's doomed relationship with Shalem, son of a ruler of Shechem, and his brutal death at the hands of her brothers. Following the events in Canaan, a pregnant Dinah travels to Egypt, where she becomes a noted midwife. Diamant has written a thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating portrait of a fascinating woman and the life she might have lived. Recommended for all public libraries. 

Journal Entry 2 by AM10000 at BareFoot Coffee Roasters Stevens Creek at Lawrence in Santa Clara, California USA on Thursday, September 08, 2011

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