The Red Tent

by Anita Diamant | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312195516 Global Overview for this book
Registered by spaceystacey of Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on 2/16/2008
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20 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Saturday, February 16, 2008
From Amazon:

The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insider's look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers and wives and their one and only daughter, Dinah. Told in the voice of Jacob's daughter Dinah (who only received a glimpse of recognition in the Book of Genesis), we are privy to the fascinating feminine characters who bled within the red tent. In a confiding and poetic voice, Dinah whispers stories of her four mothers, Rachel, Leah, Zilpah, and Bilhah--all wives to Jacob, and each one embodying unique feminine traits. As she reveals these sensual and emotionally charged stories we learn of birthing miracles, slaves, artisans, household gods, and sisterhood secrets. Eventually Dinah delves into her own saga of betrayals, grief, and a call to midwifery.
"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


Just started reading. 02.29.2008 Starting a bookring with this wonderfully plausible read about Dinah, daughter of Jacob of the Bible.



order of the ring:

1. Kasoswife Canada journalled
2. Pell journalled.
3. EthlArnold journalled
4. dabercro journalled
5. mrsboknows journalled
6. IceAgent Canada journalled
7. HunterRyu journalled
8. dreammer journalled
9. ladyhawked journalled.
10. Sunfi journalled
12. flossie771 journalled
13. lidlekiwi UK journalled
14. Jean-Sol journalled as read
15. wickedlazy journalled as read
16. silva-pco Portugal journalled as read
17. earthcaroleanne obtained her own copy and asked to be skipped.
18.disneyfreaksam journaled as read
19.Aberpeter USA skipped
20. Amcamp1644 journaled as read
21. NMReader journaled as read
22. Mysticalzoe USA journaled as read
23. kiri USA skipped
I have it now

back to me

Journal Entry 2 by Kasoswife from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I have received this in the mail and I am excited to start reading it. I will PM the next person in liine so that they know the status

Journal Entry 3 by Kasoswife from Kitchener, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 13, 2008
I have finished this book and I am pretty happy with it. It was very interesting and had a different spin on the stories that I have read in the Bible. I was a little disappointed that the stories I have read and known in the Bible were not accurate within this fictional tale of Dinah, but I guess that is how fictional writing goes!

I would recommend this to others, but it is not one of those books that I would read again.

I have PM Pell, just waiting for the address to send it to next and then it will be on its way!

Journal Entry 4 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Monday, June 23, 2008
Arrived safe and sound today, cant wait to read it, will start right away.

Journal Entry 5 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Saturday, July 05, 2008
Although I couldnt stop reading this quite unusual book, I am not quite sure if I enjoyed it or not. I too kept refering to the biblical factors and they never always matched up. I would also recommend others to read it, they might find it exceptionally good. But thank you Spaceystacey for allowing me to join in this bookring and will be returning it to you asap.

Journal Entry 6 by Pell from Canino, Lazio Italy on Friday, July 18, 2008
Sorry its taken me a while to post off to Ethlarnold I havent been able to get to the Post Office, but posted it today from Italy

Journal Entry 7 by EthlArnold from Lubbock, Texas USA on Thursday, July 24, 2008
Received the book today! I'm excited to read it over the next week or so!

Journal Entry 8 by EthlArnold from Lubbock, Texas USA on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
LOVED this book. I read it when I was in middle school and did NOT fully understand everything I read, so I am glad to have read this again with better comprehension. Anita Diamant's writing is so enjoyable to read: imagery and emotion make this book fantastic. I will PM dabercro and get it sent off soon!

Journal Entry 9 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Monday, August 25, 2008
Arrived in the mail today. It will go on the top of Mt. TBR.

Journal Entry 10 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I really enjoyed this book. A well written ficitional tale based very loosely on bible characters. Dinah's narration of the story really brought the story alive for me.

Thank you spaceystacey for sharing! Mailing the book today to mrsboknows in SC.

Journal Entry 11 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Monday, September 15, 2008
Book arrived today is is now 3rd in the TBR pile.

Journal Entry 12 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Monday, September 22, 2008
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. There are no other words to describe this book. I absolutely couldn't put it down and am going to buy a copy for my permanent collection. Every woman should read this.

Journal Entry 13 by PalmettoBuckeye at -- By post or by hand --, South Carolina USA on Saturday, October 04, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (10/4/2008 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, South Carolina USA

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Mailed to Ice Agent this morning. :)

Journal Entry 14 by IceAgent from Madsen, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
rec'd in the mail today!

i really enjoyed this story and the authors style.
this book got better as it went along. it has a great timeless message that i understood near the ending.

while waiting for the next address, i lent this to a friend who also enjoyed the book very much. and their mother in law liked it too. LOL

i can not get a hold of kiri so i'm moving on to the next person...hope that's ok...i want to keep the book moving.


Journal Entry 15 by HunterRyu from West Norriton, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I actually snagged this book for my grandmom to read. I'll make sure it goes to the top of her to read list. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 16 by HunterRyu from West Norriton, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
My grandmom just finished this book and told me it was really interesting! She wanted to loan it to a couple fof her friends but I had to take it back for this ring. Maybe I should buy her own copy for her. I unfortunately don't have time to read this myself, so I will be PMing dreammer for an address and sending it along soon. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 17 by dreammer from Batavia, Ohio USA on Thursday, February 19, 2009
I received this today and I am going to start reading it tonight. I will then PM for the address of the next person in line.

Journal Entry 18 by dreammer from Batavia, Ohio USA on Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I really enjoyed reading this book. I messaged the next person in line and I will mail this book to them as soon as I receive a message back. Thank you for including me in this ring

Journal Entry 19 by dreammer at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 06, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/5/2009 UTC) at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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This went out yesterday! Thank you for including me.

Journal Entry 20 by ladyhawked from Glen Spey, New York USA on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Received this book around March 11 or 12. (I received alot of packages the same day and apparently neglected to journal this one.) This is a great book! Sent Tuesday morning (March 17)to Sunfi. Thanks Spaceystacey for hosting this ring.

Journal Entry 21 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, March 22, 2009
Caught in the mail yesterday. I have nine other rings/rays ahead of this one but will try to move it on its way in the next couple of months. Thanks spaceystacey for including me and thanks ladyhawked for mailing this to me.

5/2/09 - Tried to read this one but I couldn't get into it, so I'll send it off to the next reader in the next couple of days.

Journal Entry 22 by sunfi at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA on Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/5/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA

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Sent off today, it should be there in the next couple of weeks.

Journal Entry 23 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Friday, May 08, 2009
This book arrived today....adding to my tbr mountain. Thanks sunfi for sending it to me. I'll try to get to it soon.

Journal Entry 24 by Flossie771 at Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/12/2009 UTC) at Villa Rica, Georgia USA

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Mailing out to the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 25 by lidlekiwi on Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Hi, the book arrived today thanks!
I havea few bookring books to read.... so it might take a little longer than normal to get to it!

Journal Entry 26 by lidlekiwi on Monday, June 15, 2009
Just to let you know, I have started on this book. Good so far. I have a lot of bookring books on the go at the moment! I am sorry for the hold up!

Journal Entry 27 by lidlekiwi on Monday, August 24, 2009
I tried to finish this book and liked it, but I just couldn't.
I have had this book way way to long! And I don't think I will ever finishe it. I hate not finishing a book but I found this one too much for me.


Journal Entry 28 by lidlekiwi at Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, August 24, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (8/24/2009 UTC) at Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London United Kingdom

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I will post this on my way to the doctor this afternoon

Journal Entry 29 by wingJean-Solwing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Yeah! the book arrived today and I was really starting to wonder if it had got lost in the mail. Why was I doubting good old seamail? It's never failed me before. The bad news is that, as usual, all bookring books seem to be turning up in the same week after a full 4 months of waiting, and waiting. So it might take me a while to get to this book but I'll try to have it moving again before Xmas. Thanks spaceystacey for organising the bookring and lidlekiwi for shipping it all the way over to Oz!

Journal Entry 30 by wingJean-Solwing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, January 06, 2010
First of all sorry that it took me so long to read it. It was not only Christmas and the Summer school holidays, but I am also in the middle of changing jobs so life is very hectic and unfortunately does not allow much time for reading at the moment. Still it would have been a shame to miss this wonderful book. I had heard so much about it and was quite unsure about it at first, but I was hooked by page 50 and enjoyed every moment of it. It was like being a kid again and reading legends and tales. It's a gem and I'm recommending it to all my girlfriends! Thank you so much spaceystacey for taking the time to organise this bookring and share this book with us. It's now about to be shipped to wickedlazy in the UK.

Journal Entry 31 by wingJean-Solwing at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/6/2010 UTC) at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Shipped today by seamail so should take 2-3 months to reach wickedlazy in the UK. i hope that she'll enjoy the book as much as I did.

Journal Entry 32 by wickedlazy at Wickford, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, August 16, 2010
Oh no, I have *seriously* slipped up on this one. Obviously, as I'm posting it was recieved. I've half read it and then it got a bit neglected.

I've got Silvia's address and it will be going off to her this week. Apologies to all concerned for delaying the bookring.

Journal Entry 33 by wickedlazy at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 20, 2010

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In the hands of Royal Mail - Air Mail to Portugal.

Journal Entry 34 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Monday, August 23, 2010
It's here! I'm reading another book now but I'll pick this up as soon as I finish it.

Journal Entry 35 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This is not one of those books that you can read "in a heartbeat"; at least for me, it felt like that kind of book to which you need to dedicate a little more time, in order to fully enjoy it and understand it.

It was a delight to read it. The story made me feel proud to be a woman, as it revolves around the lives of such strong women. I liked the way the author picked up some biblical episodes to build a fictional plot. All in all, this is a great book, that kept me hooked and awoke my emotions.

Thanks for sharing, spaceystacey. I'll PM earthcaroleanne for her address and send this along sometime during the next couple of days.

Journal Entry 36 by silvia-pco at Murtosa, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I'm sorry for taking so long in mailing the book out, but things have been crazy busy for the past few weeks. It's already on its way to disneyfreaksam - earthcarolleane got a copy for herself in the meantime, as so she asked to be skipped.

Journal Entry 37 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thank you very much, I received it today. I will read it as soon as I have finished my current read.

Journal Entry 38 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 18, 2010
Am halfway through this. I decided to start reading it straight away after I read the journals so far. I am so glad that I did. What a gorgeous, gorgeous book. I will be investing in a copy for myself.

Looking forward to the rest of the story.

Journal Entry 39 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Beautiful book, beautiful story. A must read.

I will get the address of Aberpeter and get it sent off this weekend (hopefully)

Journal Entry 40 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/1/2010 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Sorry it took soo long to get off to you. Should be with you very shortly.

Enjoy, it is a beautiful book

xx

Journal Entry 41 by amcamp1644 at Wheaton, Maryland USA on Thursday, December 16, 2010
YAY! It came! It's #2 on the read list, right after Middlesex, which I just started.

Journal Entry 42 by amcamp1644 at Wheaton, Maryland USA on Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wow. Though a very sad book in many ways, it was very well done. I thought the author captured the time period extremely well, and, more importantly, she truly captured the meaning of being a woman in such a time. I put off reading this book for years, but I'm very glad I finally gave it a chance.

Now on to the next person!

Journal Entry 43 by amcamp1644 at Wheaton, Maryland USA on Friday, January 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (1/21/2011 UTC) at Wheaton, Maryland USA

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Off to VA.

Journal Entry 44 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 30, 2011
It has arrived and been added to mount TBR for rings/rays

Journal Entry 45 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, June 06, 2011
I think a status update on this book is needed.

First I would like to apologize for having had this book for so long. I fell behind on rings/rays and have been having a terrible time catching up. I will have more time available and hope to use it to get caught up.

I have started the book and it will be my gym book (guaranteed one hour of reading a minimum of four days a week). I am enjoying the story so far.

June 7: Dinah has been born.

June 8: Approximately 1/3 of the way through the book. Jacob and his family our on the way to Cannan.

June 13: Busy weekend - not much time to read. Dinah has met Rebecca and is not impressed.

June 14: Dinah has cursed her father and brothers.

Journal Entry 46 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 16, 2011
I wasn't sure when I first signed up for this ring but I had heard so many wonderful things about the book I decided to try it.

When I first started reading the book, it seemed to move very slowly. Then suddenly I was 1/3 of the way through the book and it just kept picking up speed and my annoyance with not being able to just sit and read grew and grew.

Dinah's tale brought stories from the Bible to life in a new way and gave me a greater appreciation for the hard work and struggles of women during that period. I very much enjoyed reading this book.

Thank you spaceystacey for offering the ring and for your patience. I will try to mail it out this weekend.

Journal Entry 47 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Friday, June 17, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/17/2011 UTC) at Herndon, Virginia USA

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I'll drop at the PO today

Journal Entry 48 by mysticalzoe at Gardiner, Maine USA on Friday, June 24, 2011
I received this yesterday..I do have another book ahead of it that I just started but the way things are going with the other book, I may be finished by next week, as it is a quick read, halfway through it. Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for sharing!

**An update** I have started to read this book, I have read a few chapters and find it interesting, sorry it is taking me so long to really get into the story. This coming up week I should be reading more.

This is in bad taste but I also cannot get into this book at the moment, I go to pick it up and I end it putting it down after a few paragraphs. I am PMing the next person in line. Then i will send it out! Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 49 by mysticalzoe at Gardiner, Maine USA on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/27/2011 UTC) at Gardiner, Maine USA

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Sending back to original owner, sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 50 by spaceystacey at Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Thursday, July 07, 2016
received awhile ago....

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