The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition: A Novel (Paperback)

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The Bible story of Jacob told by his only daughter Dinah. What a cool spin on such a well known story. You finally get to see the women of the Bible and their side of it all. — Jess Elder

The Red Tent is beautifully written and gives voice to Dinah, a woman only briefly mentioned in the bible. Although her life is tragic, we get to see her culture and story through her eyes, giving the reader a fresh look at the tale of Jacob.

Cassidy Washburn

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In this modern classic interpretation of the biblical story of Dinah, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of The Red Tent, a New York Times bestseller and the basis of the A&E/Lifetime mini-series.

Twentieth Anniversary Edition


In the Bible, Dinah's 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.

The Red Tent 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 and the valuable achievement of presenting a new view of biblical women's lives.

About the Author


Anita Diamant is the author of The Red Tent, a word-of-mouth bestseller and the Booksense Best Fiction selection. She is also the author of the novels Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown and Day After Night, a collection of essays, Pitching My Tent, as well as six books about contemporary Jewish life, including The New Jewish Wedding and Choosing a Jewish Life: A Guidebook for People Converting to Judaism. Diamant grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and Denver, Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband. 

Praise For…


“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



Product Details
ISBN: 9780312427290
ISBN-10: 0312427298
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: August 21st, 2007
Pages: 352
Language: English
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