The Red Tent

In February we will read and discuss 'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamant. We plan to gather at the home of Arlene McDermott on Monday, February 20 at 10:00 followed by a light lunch.

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis. In the Red Tent, Anita Diamont brings this fascinating biblical character to vivid life. Told in Dinah's voice, the novel reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood - the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah's mothers - Leah, Racheal, Zilpath, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob.The wives of Jacob gather in the red tent. (The tent is red because of the falling sun, and because of the womanly flowing of blood). 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.

3.3 million copies have been sold -The Red Tent is a modern classic loved throughout the world and the basis for an A&E mini-series.


For more information about our Bookclub, contact Mary Louise Selzer at 904-613-6147 or We always welcome new people. If you'd like to attend this discussion, RSVP to Arlene McDermott at or 904 538-9185.

 We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 followed by lunch.