Thursday, April 4, 2013

A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 - D

For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to
highlight some of the authors and their books, that
we, in our book club, have either read, as a group,
separately  or have been recommended by someone

in our on-line group.

Front Cover
D is for Diamant - The Red Tent

From Amazon:

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and 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. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society.

This book was one of the favorites in our book club.  Even in Biblical times, women banded together, as they do today, to share the day to day trials and joys of every day life.
Have you read this book or any of the others presented in my previous posts? If so, what did you think of them?

If you'd like to check out or join our facebook, book club please select the link, What To Read Next

Also considered:

DeRosnay,Titiana - Sarah's Key
Donague, Emma - Room


  1. Replies
    1. What is unexpected, the book or our groups reaction?

  2. I am one of those who really loved this novel! The camaraderie of the women and the historical imagery made it a great read.
    Super choice for "D".

    1. Thanks Pat. It was one of my favorites, too.


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