The Red Tent (Bestselling Backlist)

by Anita Diamant | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312195516 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mycorner of Florence, Alabama USA on 3/9/2005
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mycorner from Florence, Alabama USA on Wednesday, March 9, 2005
"Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons in the Book of Genesis.

Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent."

Journal Entry 2 by mycorner from Florence, Alabama USA on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Great book...gave details that made the story come to life.

Journal Entry 3 by mycorner from Florence, Alabama USA on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Up on the Two Days or Replace relay...I'm a little late refreshing this one...

http://www.bookrelay.com/relay.php?id=57

Journal Entry 4 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, March 17, 2005


Greetings! This copy of "The Red Tent" is being used to replace one that went missing in the mail between Portugal and England. The current ring order is:

1. LibraGirl (NZ)
2. MartinBuro (Germany)
3. MinaBomb (Portugal) <-- the original book went missing between here and the UK
4. Jazz-ee2 (UK)
5. Tuff517 (Texas, US)
6. Rubi-J (US) <--- asked to be removed
7. SueFitz (US) <-- this replacement copy is here (received 4/09/05)
8. Brewster13 (Canada)


Journal Entry 5 by tuff517 from Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA on Saturday, March 26, 2005
Just got this today, will start it right away. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by tuff517 from Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA on Wednesday, April 6, 2005
The end came too soon. Every time I opened this book I stepped into a world of desert, cool water, love of mothers and sisters, and life and death. In a time when men were so powerful this book shows the power of women, strength, and the bonds of family. I enjoyed Dinah's character because while she was a victim of terrible circumstance she kept the strength and dignity of her mothers. A great book about love and triumph. Thanks for sharing this! Will send on to Suefitz next, Rubi-j has asked to be skipped.

Journal Entry 7 by Suefitz from Saratoga, California USA on Monday, April 11, 2005
Received book on Saturday. Will try to read quickly.

Journal Entry 8 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, June 17, 2005
NOTE FROM THE RING ORGANIZER: Could we have a status update on this bookring, please? If the cost of shipping is an issue, I can come pick this up from you, along with my other bookring that has been with you since March, as I live quite close by. Thank you.

Journal Entry 9 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, September 29, 2005
Note from the ring organizer: Sorry all - this ring seems to be dead. I'll see if I can find another copy to get things going again.

Journal Entry 10 by Suefitz at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 17, 2005

Released 17 yrs ago (10/15/2005 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Send on to Brewster13 - hope you enjoy the book

Journal Entry 11 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Received in the mail yesterday. I'm in the midst of some pregnancy books right now, but will get to this one soon.

Thanks for sending and sharing! Brewster

Journal Entry 12 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, December 23, 2005
What a beautiful story...I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, yet I can't put my finger on exactly why. Funny how that is. Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones, but I cried at the ending - a bit because of the ending, a bit because it was ending.
This book is now available ... I will PM jamesmum to see what should be done with the book now. Thanks for sharing - and thanks for getting the replacement copy. It was such a worthwhile read! Brew

Journal Entry 13 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, September 6, 2006
I'm opening this book back up for a bookray. Anyone interested, please PM me. Thanks! Brewster13

Journal Entry 14 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, September 8, 2006
Here is the proposed order for this bookray ... I hope to get this moving next week. Please PM if you have questions or concerns! Thanks...Brew

Order (proposed):
1. shorty04 - US (US only) done
2. tdktina - US (N/A only) done
3. Rooshill - US (US pref) done
4. AngelfireStar - US done
5. aava - Finland (EU pref) asked to be skipped
6. aneca - Portugal (EU pref) done
7. Twynnie - UK done
8. meryl662001 - UK skipped
9. chas04 - UK done
10. sweetybeans - US asked to be skipped
11. ciscokidfpm - US done
12.
kkitten - Aust (Aust only) on done
13. dolphin-au - Aust (Aust only) asked to be skipped
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RULES FOR THIS BOOKRAY:
1. Journal when you receive, journal again with your thoughts, and journal when you ship the book to the next person.
2. Please try to send the book on within one month of receiving it. If you are going to have the book for longer than one month, please journal so that we know to expect the delay.
3. Please try to stick a local postcard in the book when sending on to the next person. If this isn't possible, that's ok...but if you can, that'd be nice.
4. Enjoy the book!!



Journal Entry 15 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, September 14, 2006
This book was mailed today. Enjoy!! Brew

Journal Entry 16 by shorty04 from Brownsville, Kentucky USA on Thursday, September 28, 2006
Got it today!

This is next on my list!

Journal Entry 17 by shorty04 from Brownsville, Kentucky USA on Monday, October 2, 2006
What a beautifully written story. The descriptive language in the book takes you right into biblical times.

Perfect 10!

Released 16 yrs ago (10/3/2006 UTC) at To the next participant in Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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Sending to tdktina to keep the ray going!

Journal Entry 19 by tkdtina from San Antonio, Texas USA on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Received today, hope to start reading it tonight!

Journal Entry 20 by tkdtina from San Antonio, Texas USA on Thursday, November 2, 2006
I very much enjoyed this story - when I could remember not to compare it to scripture!

Mailed today, media mail, to rooshill - enjoy!

Journal Entry 21 by rooshill from Grass Valley, California USA on Sunday, November 19, 2006
I received this a couple of days ago but didn't journal it because I'm a big jerk :D and I've been on "computer restriction" at home!
I'll start reading as soon as I finish the ring book I already have. I'm glad to see from other JEs that this story seems to stand on it's own. If knowledge of the Bible was a prerequisite, I'd be lost - though it is on my TBR-someday list!

Journal Entry 22 by rooshill from Grass Valley, California USA on Monday, November 27, 2006
I haven't finished reading yet, but since I have the luxury of free computer time, here are some thoughts:

I now understand Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' better - the Rachel centers and the handmaid's purpose of bearing on the wife's knees...but what a very different interpretation! (The idea here is much nicer in so many ways.)

This book comes at an interesting time for me since it deals with the concept of honoring and embracing our womanhood rather than viewing our monthly blood as a curse. I've been moving in that direction myself for the past year or so. (though I still can't quite welcome the cramps!) I mourn the passing of the red tent and all it represented.

I also have a bit of envy for Dinah - she had four mothers! My mother died when I was only six. I wish I had had a group such as Dinah's to guide me into womanhood.

Dinah's leaving for Egypt now and last night I cried for her.

Journal Entry 23 by rooshill from Grass Valley, California USA on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Wow, what a story! Dinah is such an incredibly strong woman. I have much to say but don't want to post a bunch of spoilers! :)
I'll just say that this was a beautiful story with a satisfying ending.
Thank you for the opportunity to read it.
Mailing to AngelfireStar today.

Journal Entry 24 by AngelfireStar from Falls City, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Will read ASAP! Thanks

Journal Entry 25 by AngelfireStar from Falls City, Nebraska USA on Monday, February 19, 2007
I know it's longer than a month. It'll be going back out soon though. I ran into some cash problems. So sorry.

Journal Entry 26 by AngelfireStar from Falls City, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Good book. It was easy to get into and a relatively short read for the length of it. It's not normally I book I would read but I really liked it. The end was moderately sad.

Will send on soon. Sorry for the delay.

Released 15 yrs ago (4/19/2007 UTC) at Via Mail in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Nebraska USA

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sent to aneca. aava asked to be skipped.

sorry for the delay. Money's been tight. Finally got the funding for overseas.

Journal Entry 28 by aneca on Wednesday, June 6, 2007
And it just arrived! Thank you so much for sharing!

Journal Entry 29 by aneca on Friday, June 22, 2007
I think this is one of the best books I've read so far this year. It's a book about women, about their strengh in a period where men held most of the power. It's also about the importance of family and oral traditions passing from one generation to the other.

I couldn't resist doing some online reseach about Dinah and she really is just a footnote in the Bible. Diamant gave her and the women of her tribe a wonderful dimention with this book.

22/06 - sent to Twynnie

Journal Entry 30 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This arrived today, along with another ring. Bookrings are like buses, I haven't had one for a while and then four turned up within the space of a few days! I shouldn't have any problem getting through them though, and I'm particularly looking forward to this one!.
Thanks to all those who have shared this book, it's nice to read something so well travelled!

Journal Entry 31 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 8, 2007
This was one of the most enjoyable books I have read recently - although it did make me cry!

Dinah's character is so real and alive that her story is impossible to put down. The world of the red tent and of Jacob's wives is so vivid and seems for the most part so happy that it was almost unbearable for me when Dinah's part in it ended so suddenly. It was all so unnecessary!

The second part of the book had that sad sense of looking back that you so often get in historical novels whn time moves so fast that someone can go from being a child to an old woman in what seems like very few pages.

I have PMed meryl662001 and hopefully this will be on its way soon.

Update:I've PMed meryl662001 twice with no reply, so I'm trying an ISO on the forum. If I get no reply by next weekend I'll contact chas04 instead...

Journal Entry 32 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 27, 2007
I never did get a reply from meryl662001 so the book will be on the way to chas04 tomorrow. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 33 by chas04 from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I received the book from my friendly post lady today. I'm in the middle of one book at the mo, so I'll start this as soon as I've finished.

Thanks for including me!

Journal Entry 34 by chas04 from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 7, 2007
A beautifully written book and a wonderful heart-warming story. I loved it!

Sweetybeans has asked to be skipped so I'm sending this on to ciscokidfpm.

Journal Entry 35 by Ciscokidfpm from Beaverton, Oregon USA on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I just got this book in the mail. Thank you.

Journal Entry 36 by Ciscokidfpm at Post Office in Sunbury, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Released 15 yrs ago (11/27/2007 UTC) at Post Office in Sunbury, Victoria Australia

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I'm forwarding the book to Kkitten per bookring list.

Journal Entry 37 by rem_TAG-627428 on Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I really enjoyed this book, I didn't think I would but I got so completely hooked in the end I could not put it down.
I've had this book for a while and "accidently filed it away" so I've read it and I'm seeing if it's waiting to move on.


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