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"Like any sisters who live together and share a husband, my mother and aunties spun a sticky web of loyalties and grudges," Anita Diamant writes in the voice of Dinah. "They traded secrets like bracelets, and these were handed down to me the only surviving girl. They told me things I was too young to hear. They held my face between their hands and made me swear to remember." Remembering women's earthy stories and passionate history is indeed the theme of this magnificent book. In fact, it's been said that The Red Tent is what the Bible might have been had it been written by God's daughters, instead of her sons. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Although the author made it clear she wrote this book for women, mothers daughters and grandmothers, as a middle aged Jewish man, I enjoyed the book and the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Whiteside
I had already read the book when it came out about 14 years ago, however adding it to my kindle and re reading it after watching the film recently made for T V was lovely. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. P. J. P. Leishman
This book is in my top ten. I read it maybe 7 years ago and I have never forgotten it.Published 5 months ago by Lisa Virzi
I was looking forward to reading this one as a number of my friends liked it. I did not like the style of writing and I did not like the lack of character development. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gisela
This was a book I couldn't put down. The beginning is a bit confusing due to the amount of names but once you get into the story all the main characters come to life and you don't... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Wendy Logan
The novel relates to the bibilical times and very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the life style of the older generation.Published 17 months ago by Lakshman Williams
This book definitely took me back in time but also kept it modern.
I got an in depth understanding of how it would be to live in times like the ones discussed in this... Read more