Author: Anita Diamant

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

I first read The Red Tent for tenth grade English.  It was a curious choice, as the protagonist is a figure from the Bible, and I don’t think it is one most other schools teach.  Despite being assigned academic reading, The Red Tent stole 15-year-old me’s heart because it was an empowering story about women in a world I was familiar with… and in a world where I had been taught only the men truly mattered. In the years since, I have found different reasons to love this book as I’ve read and re-read it.  I love the idea of the red […]

Posted November 8, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

I’ve been meaning to read another of Anita Diamant’s books for ages. I love The Red Tent.  It’s one of my top ten favorite books of all time.  I’ve read it probably half a dozen times.  The book is good.  The audiobook is good.  Sometimes I stop listening to one book in the middle because I feel the need to listen to The Red Tent again.  I would absolutely take that book to a desert island, and if my house was burning down and I could only rescue a handful of books, The Red Tent would be one of them. That said, The Boston Girl is not […]

Posted January 12, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //