IN THE RED TENT—NOW A MAJOR LIFETIME MINISERIES EVENT STARRING MINNIE DRIVER, DEBRA WINGER, AND MORENA BACCARIN—ANITA DIAMANT BRINGS THE FASCINATING BIBLICAL CHARACTER OF DINAH TO VIVID LIFE.
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. In The Red Tent, Anita Diamant brings this fascinating biblical character to vivid life.
Told in Dinah’s voice, the novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood—the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah's 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.
With over 3.3 million copies sold, The Red Tent is a modern classic loved throughout the world, and now on screen as an A&E/Lifetime mini-series.
I read this book in preparation of seeing the movie version of it, and I am glad I did! Its different then I thought it was going to be but still really good and worth the read. There were parts of it I disagreed with how she filled in the blanks but overall I felt they were really good over all and stayed pretty true to the story told in the Bible. I would recommend it.