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Anita Diamant

Biography

Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels THE RED TENT, GOOD HARBOR, THE LAST DAYS OF DOGTOWN and DAY AFTER NIGHT, and the collection of essays, PITCHING MY TENT. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts.

Anita Diamant

Books by Anita Diamant

by Anita Diamant - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Eighty-five-year-old Addie Baum tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

by Anita Diamant - Fiction, Religion & Spirituality

THE RED TENT tells the little-known Biblical story of Dinah, daughter of the patriarch Jacob and his wife, Leah. In Chapter 34 of the Book of Genesis, Dinah's tale is a short, horrific detour in the familiar narrative of Jacob and Joseph. In the Biblical story Dinah is given no voice; she is the narrator of this imaginative novel, which reveals the life of ancient womanhood --- the world of the red tent.