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The Red Tent

6 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Anita Diamant

The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insider's look at the daily life of … see full wiki

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Author: Anita Diamant
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Picador
4 reviews about The Red Tent
Quick Tip by . December 23, 2010
I wanted to love this book since it had been recommended to me by multiple people who shared my general taste in books, and they all loved it.  But I just couldn't "get into" this book.  I didn't care for the plot or the characters enough to really enjoy this book.  The writing style was very well done and the subject was interesting, but this book never really drew me in.  I'm curious what other people thought that read this one?
review by . November 27, 2005
When checking THE RED TENT out at the library, it seemed as if it was a departure from my ordinary reading choices. I enjoy romances, mystery, intrigue, historical fiction and humor. I was enchanted with the fact that the book contained all of these. I found that the women's' trips into the red tent were indeed, something of an interest.   The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is an engrossing, well-researched story with compelling and believable characters. It is especially gratifying to find …
review by . May 31, 2001
At the risk of sounding sexist, I think this is a fine novel which will appeal to women of all ages. It is finely written, and thought provoking, and has all the real flavour of biblical times and places. But it is a novel of women, written by a woman, and in my opinion with the intention to be appealing to women.I sought out the relevant passages in my Bible, and there they were, just the bare bones of the story as Dinah suggests at the beginning of her narrative. But let me stress, this is the …
review by . September 28, 2000
Women are assigned to their rightful place in this biblical view of an early societal structure, depending on your point of view, of course.... Author Diamant has taken an interesting topic, a woman's position in the hierarchy of things, and given it life, following biblical outlines to form her story. I found the Red Tent and it's particular mystery a fascinating image, conjuring up both the ability of women to live in their own mileau, while also defining those monthly periods when a woman is …
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