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demarcodarcy
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The Red Tent

Thank you, Anita Diamant! I greatly enjoyed The Red Tent, and am sorry that I missed the discussion. I used to live in Newton Corner (on Centre Street) and do miss Boston. I am a member of Grub Street, and write for the Internet as a freelancer. I have not yet read your other book. Thank you again for a wonderful book. I enjoyed the characterizations and descriptions of biblical-era women and what their lives were like. Keep up the good work!

Darcy DeMarco
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Peppermill
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Re: The Red Tent

Rkubie -- First, may we use this thread as a place "to retire" to chat and share, including about topics perhaps not directly related to the book. As you know, other boards frequently have a koffeeklatch or tea room or community room. Somehow the "Red Tent" seems appropriate, at least to this participant, for this board?

Second, while I am here, are there other books about ancient women, including those in the Bible and other religious texts, that readers here would recommend?

In particular, I have recently been attracted by the cover of SARAH by Marek Halter. In checking for the author, I see there is another recent SARAH, this one by Orson Scott Card. I have read neither; is there any participant on this board who has and is willing to comment? (The latter is apparently one of a trilogy.)

(Anita -- I am sure we would delighted if you have comments or suggestions, perhaps even something you used in your research.)
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Re: The Red Tent



Peppermill wrote:
Rkubie -- First, may we use this thread as a place "to retire" to chat and share, including about topics perhaps not directly related to the book. As you know, other boards frequently have a koffeeklatch or tea room or community room. Somehow the "Red Tent" seems appropriate, at least to this participant, for this board?

Second, while I am here, are there other books about ancient women, including those in the Bible and other religious texts, that readers here would recommend?

In particular, I have recently been attracted by the cover of SARAH by Marek Halter. In checking for the author, I see there is another recent SARAH, this one by Orson Scott Card. I have read neither; is there any participant on this board who has and is willing to comment? (The latter is apparently one of a trilogy.)

(Anita -- I am sure we would delighted if you have comments or suggestions, perhaps even something you used in your research.)




I have often been asked about other books that fictionalize biblical stories. I must confess that after finishing The Red Tent, I was so exhausted by the subject matter and ready to move on, I could not even look at another book with a similar theme. Since then, my attention has gone so far from biblical times, I find myself completely unfamiliar with the "field."

My apologies. I hope others in this reading circle (which extends so far!) will have some good ideas.

Anita
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Re: The Red Tent

Yes, a great heading to relax and chat under!

Rachel
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