The Red Tent

A Novel

Anita Diamant

Picador

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A New York Times Bestseller
 
A decade after the publication of this hugely popular international bestseller, Picador releases the tenth anniversary edition of The Red Tent.
 
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 tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.
 
Told in Dinah's voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, 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 lives.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Anita Diamant's bestselling novel The Red Tent. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution to modern fiction: a new perspective on female life in biblical society. It is a vast and stirring work--what the Bible might have been had it been written by God's daughters instead of sons.

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"Diamant vividly conjures up the ancient world of caravans, shepherds, farmers, midwives, slaves, and artisans....Her Dinah is a compelling narrator that has timeless resonance."—Merle Rubin, The Christian Science Monitor
 
"A full-bodied novel."—Susan Adler, Hadassah magazine

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Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is an award-winning journalist and author of six books about contemporary Jewish life, including The New Jewish Wedding and Choosing a Jewish Life. Her works of fiction include Good Harbor and The Last Days of Dogtown. She lives in Massachusetts.

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The Red Tent
A Novel
Anita Diamant

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
August 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312427290
ISBN10: 0312427298
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$16.00

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
January 2002
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781559277099
ISBN10: 1559277092
Audio Run Time: 12:00
$57.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593971328
ISBN10: 159397132X
Audio Run Time: 12:00
$24.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
September 1997
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312169787
ISBN10: 0312169787
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$26.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429903639
ISBN10: 1429903635
352 pages
$9.99
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