The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is the story that isn’t in the Bible: that of the wives of Jacob, Leah, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah, and Jacob’s only daughter, Dinah. Dinah narrates the story of the lives of her mothers, as she calls all of them, and her own life when she leaves them. I love historical fiction that tries to fill in the gaps of history, and this is a great example. I felt like I was sitting at Dinah’s feet, listening to her tell the story of her and her mothers.
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Review Submitted by: Rebecca Thayer
Rating: Highly Recommended.