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The Red Tent - Anita Diamant There are many people who consider themselves knowledgeable about "what the Bible says" and don't know about the story of Dinah. I've even met people that didn't believe me when I told them about it. It's one of those stories not mentioned in children's Sunday school classes. You can read it yourself at Genesis 34.

I read this book long before my Goodreads.com days. So I haven't written my own review. Below is the short review from PageADay's Book Lover's Calendar for March 26, 2013.

A wonderfully fresh and involving historical novel that takes as its protagonist a minor character from Genesis. Through the eyes of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah, we view an ancient world in which women are bound by culture, religion, and their own cycles. Dinah is given a dramatic part to play, and she also grants us a new angle on some familiar old stories.
THE RED TENT, by Anita Diamant (1997; Picador, 1998)