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Anita Diamant

Autor/a de The Red Tent

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Anita Diamant is the author of Saying Kaddish, Choosing a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Baby Book, Bible Baby Names, and the bestselling novel, The Red Tent. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Anita Diamant is the author of the bestselling novel "The Red mostra'n més Tent" & several books on Judaism, including "Living a Jewish Life", "Choosing a Jewish Life", & "The New Jewish Baby Book". A journalist who has written for "Redbook", the "Boston Globe", the "Boston Phoenix", & other publications, she lives in Newtonville, Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) Anita Diamant was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 27, 1951. She received a bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from Washington University in 1973 and a master's Degree in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1975. She worked as a freelance journalist for numerous years and wrote for such magazines and newspapers as the Boston Globe, New England Monthly, Self, Parenting, Parents, McCalls, and Ms. She also wrote about Jewish practice and the Jewish community for Reform Judaism magazine, Hadassah magazine, and She eventually started writing guidebooks to Jewish life including The New Jewish Wedding; The New Jewish Baby Book; Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today's Families; and Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead and Mourn as a Jew. She also writes novels including The Red Tent; Good Harbor; The Last Days of Dogtown, Day after Night and The Boston Girl. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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דיאמנט, אניטה
Data de naixement
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New York, New York, USA
Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Newark, New Jersey, USA
Denver, Colorado, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
University of Colorado, Boulder
Washington University (BA | Comparitive Literature | 1973)
Binghamton University (MA | English | 1975)
journalist (freelance)
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Anita Diamant is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. She grew up in Newark, New Jersey and Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado for two years, then transferred to Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature in 1973. She obtained a master’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1975. She lives with her husband and daughter near Boston. Diamant began her writing career as a freelance journalist and over the years, she has written for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Yankee, Self, Parenting, Parents, McCalls, Ms., and others. She's the author of six books about contemporary Jewish practice, one collection of autobiographical essays (Pitching My Tent) and three prior novels. The Red Tent (1997), her first novel, was a national bestseller.



Yikes! A bit smokey in parts--especially part I, with all things procreative--but then the hint that this will be the case is in the title--I just didn't realize it until I started listening to it. (That will teach me to read the summary of what a book's about!) It felt a bit overdone in that regard, but maybe that's just me. It's otherwise a very captivating historical fiction based on the biblical Jacob, his wives, and his progeny.
TraSea | Hi ha 393 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
Great book. I got to learn about Boston and culture in the early 20th century.
TraSea | Hi ha 123 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
Great book if you like historical fiction. So glad my mom recommended it!
mjphillips | Hi ha 393 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
I read the whole Isaac/Jacob/Esau/Joseph Bible story before I read this. Knowing these stories, plus reading through the family tree in the beginning of the Red Tent meant the book didn't hold a lot of surprises in terms of plot. There was still be at least one big surprise, but I knew who was going to marry whom, who would be betrayed, who would have babies, etc.

Still, this book was a joy to read. Sure, Dinah's descriptions of childbirth were sometimes horrifying and some of the characters she met had only evil in their hearts. But, all in all, this book made me feel happy to be a woman. Dinah's story felt epic and at the same time intimate and true.

If you don't know the stories from Genesis about Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, I think this book will inspire you to go back and read them. It may then spark a debate about whose version of history gets passed down.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 393 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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