"The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant.
Many of us may be familiar with the story of Joseph from the Bible. You know, the one with 11 brothers and a technicolour dreamcoat? What you may not know (I certainly didn't) was that he also had a sister, named Dinah. Two whole lines are dedicated to her in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. This intrigued Diamant, who set out to create a story in which Dinah is the heroine. The result is a beautiful and captivating tale about patriarchy, feminism, love, loss, and the wonder that is the female body. Diamant uses the events in the Biblical story as a loose narrative and fills in whatever is missing in relation to the women with her imagination. I loved this book. This is one of the best reads for 2016 for me and maybe one of the best books I've ever read. Diamant is a reader's dream when it comes to writing and pacing of the plot. This was a book club pick by one of our book club members and it was agreed by the majority that it was one of the best picks yet (in almost 4 years!). Read this! And if you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts!! #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #books #bookreview #goodbooks #theredtent #anitadiamant #bookclubpick #underratedreads #underratedbooks #bibliophile #instabook #instaread #igreads