Rating: 5 out of 5.

The red tent by anita diamant

religious historical FICTION, 352 PP

With the exception of one religion class in college, I admit my knowledge of biblical times is limited. The Red Tent is not only a crash course on Dinah’s story, but a compelling story of female relationships. Red tents still exist today, or at least the concept of them – women coming together to support one another in a circle of friendship and sisterhood. In some respects, book clubs could be considered red tents. A once a month gathering of women for food, drink, and discussions. A perfect choice to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.

related recommendation

For historical fiction also set in Biblical times with women at the center: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman tells the story of the Masada, Jews holding off the Roman armies for months in the Middle Eastern desert.

Related blog post: Women’s History Month

Check out my other top picks for Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction and Simple Pleasure Reading.

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

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