The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

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Anita Diamant
The Red Tent may have been Anita Diamant's debut novel, but even avid readers like Julia Roberts were wowed. The Los Angeles Times said: "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."