Wednesday, May 20, 2009

June Book Club Selection

Our June selection for the book club will be, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant!!!! I have talked to many people that have read this book and they really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the book but I also want to warn you that there are a couple parts in it that are graphic that I could have done without. So this warning is similar to Redeeming Love when we needed the warning that it is not a book suitable for young girls. Here is what is on the back of the book cover:

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. It begins with the story of her mothers - Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah - the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to 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 and creates an intimate, immediate connection. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical woman's society.

Remember only a brief bit of Dinah's story is told in the Bible so this is a fictional novel for entertainment purposes. This book is 321 pages long with no study guide or discussion questions. If you are interested in a Pre-order please contact Kathy. She sent out an e-mail with the information for a possible Pre-order this morning. If you did not get the e-mail and would like it sent to you please let me know and I will forward it on. And as always local libraries and bookstores have some copies available. Sometimes you can even find our monthly book at the $5.00 bookstore in the outlet mall but it's not a guarantee they will have it. We will no longer be raffling off the book at the meetings due to costs but we will still have door prizes. Remember our May meeting is coming up on May 30th and our June meeting will be June 27th. Happy Reading!!

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