The Red Tent by: Anita Diamant

The Red Tent

Book #29 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.

This is an interesting take on the story of Dinah from the Bible.  Dinah was Jacob’s daughter and not really talked about.  In this book, the narrative is from Dinah’s point of view and takes the reader through the fictional lives of the women of the Tribe of Jacob.

I decided to listen to this instead of read my physical copy and I really enjoyed the storytelling.  I was able to picture the details and feel the emotions of not only Dinah but all of the women that were talked about.  There has been much controversy surrounding this novel and it’s television adaptation.  Many religious people have chastised Anita Diamant for navigating from the story in the Bible.  Diamant claims that she has all along stated that this is a fictitious work and that she never claimed that her story is true.

If read with that in mind, it is a great read.  The descriptions of the lives and the families and friendships are vibrant and so well written.

I gave this 4 crowns.


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