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The Red Tent  free pdf Deeply affecting, "The Red Tent" combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution in modern fiction: a new perspective of female life in biblical society. It is a vast and stirring work described as what the Bible might have been had it been written by God's daughters instead of sons. Far beyond the traditional women-of-the-Bible sagas in both impact and vigor, "The Red Tent" is based upon a mention in Genesis of Jacob's only female offspring--his daughter, Dinah. Author Anita Diamant, in the voice of Dinah, gives an insider's look at the details of women's lives in biblical times and a chronicle of their earthy stories and long-ignored histories. The red tent of the title is the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness. It is here that Dinah hears the whispered stories of her four mothers--Jacob's wives Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--and tells their tales to us in remarkable and thought-provoking oratories. Familiar passages from the Bible take on new life as Dinah fills in what the Bible has left out--the lives of women. Dinah tells us of her initiation into the religious and sexual practices of the tribe- Jacob's courtship with Rachel and Leah- the ancient world of caravans, farmers, midwives, and slaves- her ill-fated sojourn in the city of Sechem- her years in Canaan- and her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt. Skillfully interweaving biblical tales with characters of her own invention, the author re-creates the life of Dinah providing an illuminating portrait of a courageous woman and the life she might have lived. A new view of the panorama of life in biblical times emerges from the female perspective, and the red tent itself becomes a symbol of womanly strength, love, and wisdom. "The Red Tent" is one of those extremely rare publishing phenomenons--a little promoted, but dynamically successful book (over 250,000 copies sold) that owes its success to enthusiastic word-of-mouth endorsements. Now, for the first time, this sweeping saga, which has struck a chord with so many modern-day women, comes to life as a much-anticipated audiobook.

About Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is an award-winning journalist and author of five books about contemporary Jewish life, including "The New Jewish Wedding "and "Choosing a Jewish Life: A Guidebook for People Converting to Judaism." She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.Carol Bilger narrated the audiobook versions of "On Death and Dying" by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross as well as Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent," both published by Macmillan Audio. Bilger has provided voice-overs for films such as "Descent 3" and "Blazing Stewardesses." She has also done voice work for the television series "Bionic Six.""

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Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : MacMillan Audio
Data Published : 05 January 2002
ISBN : 1559277092
EAN : 9781559277099
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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