Monday, February 1, 2010

New Book Recommendation February 2010

Happy February! I hope you were able to take a look at Commencement, the book recommendation from January. If not, add it to your reading list. It's really worth it.

This month, we're putting out The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

On Anita's website she describes The Red Tent like this: "The Red Tent retells the story of Dinah, which is found in the Biblical book of Genesis, Chapter 34. This episode, usually known as the "Rape of Dinah" has been a difficult passage for bible readers for centuries because of the murderous behavior of Jacob's sons. In Genesis, Dinah does not say a single word; what happens to her is recounted and characterized as rape by her brothers. In my retelling of the story, Dinah finds her voice. The Red Tent is told entirely from her perspective and the point of view of the women around her."

It's pretty riveting. It's historical, more than religious, but it's still interesting to hear a book written from a female perspective re: Genesis.

Has anyone else read this? Thoughts? Let us know what you think!

-Sam and Grace