Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

This book was highly recommended to me when I first initiated this book club and it felt like a good time to read it. We'll be discussing The Red Tent by Anita Diamant in October 2012.

Here's the Book Summary:
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.

We'll be meeting at the new coffee shop Flywheel Coffee Roasters in the Haight neighbourhood on Sun Oct 21!

Next Books:
November 2012 - In the time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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