Red Tent, The
13 journalers for this copy...
To be read.
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 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.
Sending today to Marlene-TC.
I have heard so much good about this book.Thanks Titacookie and Jenvince
After I,ve finished the book, I will let you know my thoughts and I will keep the good karma going.
This Is indeed going to be a Bookring.
I have still enough books TBR and I know a lot of people want to read this book.
The order of the Ring
Naar mij terug (book there now)
sent it to MaaikeB today. hope you like it too.
Very interesting and original. 'Caprafutuanten'were unknown to me until the dead of Theo van Gogh and now I read about this fenomenon in the cultural context.
I'll send this book tomorrow to Owlet.
I wanted to read this book out of curiousity; I saw it so often on the "recently released" and "recently caught" fields and during a long time, it was the most registered book on Bookcrossing. Am looking forward to it, with all the enthusiastic journal entries!
In my opinion, the first part (about Dinah growing up) is much more elaborate than the second part, in Egypt, where many years go by without much detail. The only thing that bothered me slightly was the amount of child deliveries (and miscarriages etc) described, that was just a little too much, but of course, it was a very important thing in a midwife's life :-)
All in all, a very enjoyable read, not difficult at all to follow and interesting. I have even read the section in the bible about Jacob and his children, out of curiosity! The name Dinah is indeed cited only twice or three times. I'm going to send the book on to monalisaa as soon as I have her address.
January 28, 2005: The book is on its way to The Hague!
Thanks, Owlet, for sending the book to me. I'm looking forward at reading it.
Fear not, your bones are strong
Fear not, help is nearby
Fear not, Gula is near
Fear not, the baby is at the door,
Fear not, he will live to bring you honor
Fear not, the hands of the midwife are clever
Fear not, the earth is beneath you
Fear not, we have water and salt
Fear not, little mother
Fear not, mother of us all
An interesting read! Story from the Old Testament ‘retold’ through the eyes of Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob and the only sister of twelve brothers. Sad, horrible at moments, but also full of love and compassion. And to have Meryt as a friend... that is a gift for Dinah. Thanks for sharing. Will send the book to Suzy26 tomorrow.
I cannot begin to imagine what it must feel like when your brothers decide to kill your lover in order to defend the family honour. This is how Dinah expressed her anger:
p.206: "Jacob", I said in a voice that echoed like thunder, "Jacob", I hissed, in the voice of the serpent who sheds life and still lives, "Jacob", I howled, and the moon vanished.
I am happy that most of the 8 ring readers, if not all :-) loved the book.
I am nearly done with the book I am reading now,and then this will be next.
Really looking forward. Read the first 2 pages and like how it is written so far.
Thanks Jen and suzy for sending this to me.
I think I will wild release this book if its alright with you Jen?
I will have to find a spot where I know people will come that also love to read English books.
I think I know such a place so next time i go to haarlem or another city I am planning on wild releasing it.
if you prefer me not doing it, let me know.
Thanks Jen and titacookie for giving us the opportunity to read this book
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I am trying to find a good place for this and will go to Heemstede in 1 minute. There is a grand cafe I have never visited but seems like a good place to release
Really hope this book will be registered and keep up the good karma
Given to the lady at the Blue Tulip cafe there.
Now keep my fingers crossed that it will be registered even if it is anomynous
Aangezien ikzelf in Tilburg woon, maar mijn ouders en zus in Heemstede is er druk heen en weer gebeld, en daarom ligt het boek nu klaar om door ons gelezen te gaan worden!
De eerste keer dat ik een boek "vind"! Hardstikke leuk!
This was a true family-activity! I saw on the internet that this book was released, thought it to be interesting for my sister, who studies English. After more reading in the journal I even discovered that it will be very interesting for me too, because I'm a theologian!
Since I live in Tilburg, I phoned to my parents and sister, who live in Heemstede, to try and catch the book. They succeeded!
This is my first-ever found book and I'm thrilled!
Geweldig, ik heb er van genoten! Mooi verhaal, mooi verteld, verrassend als je het leest met de bijbelverhalen in je achterhoofd...Ben echt blij dat ik dit boek heb gevonden.
Ik breng m nu weer naar mijn zus, die wil m ook graag lezen, dus het blijft nog even TBR..!
After a one-week holiday, I finally finished the book yesterday-evening!
I really enjoyed reading it! Beautiful story, beautifully told, surprising when you read it with the biblical stories in mind... I'm really glad that I found this book.
Now I will return it to my sister, she wants to read it too, so for now it remains TBR...!
Oops, mistake, this "anonymous" is simply me...
My sister finally joined the club, so now I'm moving this book to her bookshelf!
Ik ga het echt nog lezen!!!
This book has been beside my bed for weeks (months...), to be read, but you know how things are...
I'm really going to read it!!!!
After the tv-show appearance the book will travel back to my sisters shelf, because she still wants to read it...(and she'll finish her studies next May, so probably she'll read it soon :-))
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
At the observation deck!