The Red Tent

The Red Tent is a first-person narrative by Anita Diamant that tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph. She is a minor character in the Bible, but the author has broadened her story revealing along the way the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood - the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah’s mothers - Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah - the four wives of Jacob who love Dinah. They 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. 

 

Paperback 321 pages. Published 2007.