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Book Club : May 2015 Edition

  • 14-05-2015
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 288 Laurel Wood Ave. The Tenerife. SG 275927 (Off sixth ave)

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'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant.


One review says, "By giving a voice to Dinah, one of the silent female characters in Genesis, the novel has struck a chord with women who may have felt left out of biblical history. It celebrates mothers and daughters and the mysteries of the life cycle." Another review: '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.


Date: Thursday, May 14 2015

Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm 

Venue: 288 Laurel Wood Ave. The Tenerife. SG 275927 (Off sixth ave)




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