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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.
When I first started reading The Red Tent, I was really excited. I thought, "Boy, I'm going to love this -- the setting, the idea of a small, hillside community, the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mys M
I loved the refreshing take on women, being a mother, a daughter, a midwife, a child bearer, a woman in labour, a cook, the head of a household and so on. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Katarina
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 3 months 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 3 months 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 7 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 16 months ago by Gisela