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The Red Tent
The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
"Lost to the history by the chronicles of men, here at last is the dazzling story of Dinah, Jacob's only daughter in the Book of Genesis. Moving panoramically from Mesopotamia to Canaan to Egypt, The Red Tent is robustly narrated by Dinah, from her upbringing by the four wives of Jacob, to her growth into one of the most influential women of her time."--Publisher description.
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vonnie862
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It's #manicmonday!

📖 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
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#LetterR
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Blueberry
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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AmyK1
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Thanks for the tag @Deblovestoread
1. I love historical fiction but I don‘t tend to read much that far back.
2. The tagged is the only one I‘ve read set 2000 or more years ago. I enjoyed it.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

Texreader I have it and really need to read it! 2mo
Deblovestoread I totally forgot about 2mo
TheSpineView Excellent choice! Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Kshakal
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1. Of course!
2. Tagged… the red tent is one of my absolute favorite books!

#two4tuesday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

@BethM @peaknit @JenReadsAlot

TheSpineView You're welcome and thank you for playing along! 2mo
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Onioons
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“If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully. Stories about food show a strong connection. Wistful silences demonstrate unfinished business. The more a daughter knows about the details of her mother's life - without flinching or whining - the stronger the daughter.”

#alphabetgame #letterR @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

RobES This book has been in my TBR pile forever 🥰 4mo
Onioons @RobES It's been years since I read it but it still sticks with me 😍 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 4mo
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Yahui07
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Another late-to-the-party!
Heard a lot praise about this book and definitely live up to the hype!
Mood up and down when reading this book. Enjoyed this book very much!

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Zoes_Human
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Dinah, daughter of Leah by Jacob and sister of Joseph, beloved of Shechem or victim depending on the translation, appears in the Bible as a reason of vengeance for Simeon and Levi and little more. Anita Diamant imagines her story from birth to death and with it the stories motherhood, sisterhood, and the bonds of womanhood in a patriarchal society. Gorgeous prose creates a deeply drawn world that is easy to sink into. Absolutely stunning.

Caroline2 I loved this book too. ❤️ 4mo
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Zoes_Human
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“The days passed peacefully, and the fact that there was little to mark one from the next seemed a great gift to me.” ❤️❤️❤️

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Kshakal
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Eggs Beautiful 💕 6mo
zezeki Currently reading this one! 6mo
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BayouGirl85
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I read it for a book club. It was interesting.

February Book 16/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

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kspenmoll
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#newbeginnings #begnswith #happynewyear

Catching up! Days 5,6,7

Both TRT & THUG 5 stars + 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+
Have not read FAD- had no idea Horowitz wrote A book featuring James Bond!

Ncostell I also loved The Red aren‘t and The Hate U Give. I have read some of Anthony Horowitz‘s mysteries but did not know that he wrote James Bond books either. He‘s certainly a prolific author! 11mo
Eggs Triple Play❣️❣️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
kspenmoll @Ncostell That Horowitz is! When Covid calms down (?) & we can be outside would love to see you! I am boostered but right now being in a school system I don‘t want to give it to anybody else so I am staying away from people! 11mo
Ncostell I would definitely like to get together too! I agree about waiting until the weather is warmer, I am in a similar boat working in the hospital. Can‘t wait until this turns around! 11mo
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jenniferw88
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Jensol77 I read this a long time ago. It was a good read 11mo
TheatreSpaz Oh my gosh I loved this book. It really surprised me because I didn't know what to expect. I'm so glad I own it. 11mo
GoldenGirl I was thinking about re-reading this book the other day! It's a great story 🖤 11mo
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Kshakal I absolutely love this book! 11mo
Andrew65 Sounds great. 11mo
Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 11mo
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Michellesibs
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In the first chapter of this book I really thought I was going to toss it out the window, so many names, so much going on but I'm so glad I pushed though. Chapter two really pulled everything together for me and I found myself extremely invested in the story of these mighty mothers of Dinah.

I loved their battles but underlying sisterhood, their joyful rituals and traditions of their monthly cycles, their strength and determination.

MatchlessMarie I keep forgetting this is a movie. I have the book too and have yet to read it lol 12mo
KathyWheeler I loved the book but haven‘t seen the movie. 12mo
NikkiM5 Thanks for the warning, I have this one on my bookshelf! I am terrible at remembering when a ton of names are thrown at me 😆 12mo
Michellesibs @MatchlessMarie @KathyWheeler I didn't realise this had been adapted to screen so thank you! 12mo
Michellesibs @NikkiM5 Same, it didn't pull itself together but I was so confused to start with. It might be easier for those who know more about these people from the religious books they appear in but I had no prior knowledge at all x 12mo
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Twainy
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🎧 Bible retelling from a female perspective? Sure. I‘m in.

The red tent is where women were sequestered “monthly”, when they gave birth, when sick. Dinah hears stories told by her 4 mothers & becomes a midwife/servant & mother. Told in 3 parts & spans 3 locations, Mesopotamia, Canaan, Egypt.

Good on its own but even more interesting taken as a criticism of the Bible & it‘s unequal treatment of men/women.

Definitely not my genre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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jenniferw88
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TrishB One of my faves - well worth the lack of sleep 😁 1y
BarbaraBB Quite a recommendation 🤍 1y
jenniferw88 @TrishB yeah, except my parents are having to cope with me being rather unpleasant towards them. I have, however, just found my Mum's favourite Pride & Prejudice on TV so hopefully I can earn some good points back! 😂😂😂 1y
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Cinfhen Such a MARVELOUS book…one of my favorites too @TrishB @BarbaraBB ♥️ 1y
Librarybelle I‘ve heard a lot of good things about this one! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is a classic now, isn‘t it? 1y
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callielafleur
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This was good, though I didn't connect with it as much as some people have. I found the writing to be good, albeit a little sterile, and I had a had time getting emotionally invested in the story. The narration of the audiobook felt very 90s- the narrator had a good, kind of generic voice that I don't feel like embodied the character very well. All in all though, I'm glad I finally got to this one!

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bookseller_cate
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This was a reread for me. While I enjoyed it, it was not the blow-me-away good that I remembered. It could be that as a younger reader just started to question the Bible, I revelled more in the feminine / sacrilegious interpretation of the “word of God”.

#catsoflitsy

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TheSpineView
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Klou Brilliant! 2y
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Bookwormjillk
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A really good book that tells some of the stories from the Book of Genesis from a woman‘s perspective. I‘m using this as my #ReadingAsia2021 book from Palestine

Librarybelle I‘ve heard this is a really good book! 2y
AvidReader25 I just reread this one! 2y
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astash
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One of my all time favorites! the only book I have gone back and read again a few years after reading the first time! An amazing story of the strength of women.

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vlwelser
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This was so good. I have no idea why I didn't read it before now. This is the story of Dinah, daughter of Leah. It looks at Bible sagas from the women's perspective. It's really just a great book and I definitely recommend it. The #audiobook was excellent.

#BookSpinBingo free space
@TheAromaofBooks

Tattooedteacher I agree. Read that book so long ago and the feelings are still with me even though I can‘t recall the details. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Susanita The TV adaptation with Morena Bavarian and Minnie Driver was very good. 2y
vlwelser @Susanita Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to check that out. 2y
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Kshakal
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TheKidUpstairs This was a fabulous book. I got so engrossed in it, it led to at least one slightly embarrassing situation! 2y
Kshakal @TheKidUpstairs one my favorite books of all times for sure!! 2y
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AvidReader25
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I loved rereading this & appreciated the way the women support each other. There are so many moments in the Bible where the woman‘s story is glossed over. This doesn‘t claim to be biblically accurate, but it does give readers a glimpse into that time period.

“Why had no one told me that my body would become a battlefield, a sacrifice, a test? Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?”

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shanaymayer
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What an interesting read! As a Bible reader, I found it fascinating how a few small chapters were drawn out (fictionally) in this novel to tell the story of Dinah, only daughter to Jacob and Leah. The red tent brought to life the struggles and irreplaceable bonds of women during this time period. Our book club is tackling it for our next read and I can‘t wait to discuss!

Nute I love this book! 2y
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Nikki_E
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My only complaint of this book is that my knowledge of the Bible is very limited so at times I struggled with understanding back stories and keeping characters straight in my head.

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jenniferw88
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great planning ideas! 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve read some of these and they were all fabulous 🥳 2y
KarenUK Love how organized you are! 💕 2y
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Nikki_E
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New day, new book.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Great book! Great book club book! 2y
Elizabeth2 Such a good book! Enjoy! 2y
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sarahlandis
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Death is no enemy, but is the foundation of gratitude, sympathy, and art.

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sarahlandis
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This book amazed me. I grew up learning bible stories of men from mostly men and the stories of women told through such skewed lenses. I was told so constantly about what my role as a christian woman needed to be from so early... i cant even remember the first time I heard it. This is the story of Dinah reimagined and told from her own perspective. so much love and lust and strong relationships between women. I loved every tale in this book.

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Cosmos_Moon
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1. About 10 years ago when I was pregnant for the first time, one of my best friends who was also pregnant, but with her second, recommended this book. It is an interesting journey of a midwife in biblical times & her complicated relationship with her son. My friend & I have 2 sons ❤️💙
2. Thankful we were not hit so badly by the tropical storm or hurricane, but my heart is with all those in Lake Charles, LA & surrounding areas.

#ThankfulThursday

julesG I'm glad to hear that you weren't hit hard by the storm. 2y
Cosmos_Moon @julesG thank you. We dodged a big one for sure. 2y
CarolynM Thanks for the tag. I think I'm a bit late for this one now😬 2y
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paulareadsallthetime
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Enjoyed the audiobook but feel she took too much liberty with what we do know. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The book follows Dinah from the Bible from birth to death.

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Savugirl
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The story of Dinah, Jacob's daughter. The only things that I remember about Jacob are that he was tricked into marrying the older sister and his youngest son was sold into slavery by his other sons. As it's been 30+ years since I've read Genesis, thought I should reread his story. So, The Red Tent made me read another book at the same time. ☺️ I can't praise this book highly enough. Fantastic! Fabulous! Superb!

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Texreader
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Day 5: I‘m following the idea to post a book from my tbr list from @StaceyKondla and @Cortg

No description or reason for wanting to read it is necessary if you want to join along. #tbrpile

Crazeedi I really enjoyed this book 3y
Cortg Oooh, This is on my top books list! I read it eons ago. 3y
Texreader @Crazeedi @Cortg I‘ve heard nothing but good things. It was a Christmas present a couple years ago. I really need to get to it. 3y
Crazeedi @Texreader I know what you mean, I have many waiting for me too 3y
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Kshakal
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OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 3y
Reecaspieces Great book 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This movie 💔 3y
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glitterkitty459
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I ended up really liking this one! I wasn't sure if it would be confusing not having the Bible knowledge background, but most of the negative reviews I saw on Goodreads were from people familiar with the original stories.

It ultimately didn't really feel all that religious to me, and I really liked the kind of insight into what ancient women's lives might have been like.

Content warnings in comments⬇️

glitterkitty459 Trigger warnings for violence/blood, rape, and some descriptive scenes of childbirth 3y
Kangaj1 I just finished Blood Water Paint, and it reminded me a lot of this book. I liked both! 3y
idealityandme Oooh! I think I saw a movie based on this and if I remember correctly I loved it! 3y
Carissa-Green-Reads My BFF gave me her copy to read 18 years ago when she was expecting her first. Her advice: Read it, but not when you‘re pregnant. 3y
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SBoos
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The is one of my top five favorite books of all time, and this was probably the 7th or 8th time rereading it. Diamant has taken a barely mentioned biblical figure, Dinah daughter of Jacob, and brought her vividly to life on the page. Not only that, but she's illuminated the world of women in a complex and realistic way. I'm already looking forward to the next rereading. ⁣

violabrain I loved this book! 3y
SBoos @violabrain yes! I never get sick of it! 2y
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GingerAntics
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#7days7books that had an impact on me
#AnitaDiamant #TheRedTent

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Shewwee that was a LONG one! I don‘t know how many pages that was but there for awhile I thought it was never ending! All in all in really was a good book and very well written! I‘d recommend it 👍

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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This is a slow read for me... enjoyable but not letting me I‘ll at nights wanting to finish. The only thing keeping us up at nights is our puppy who has hit the terrible twos I do believe!!❤️

Sleepswithbooks That sweet face 🥰🐶 3y
Cortg What a cutie! 3y
Sace Good thing he's cute! 3y
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Bette But that face. 🐶❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pup 🐶❤️ 3y
InBooksILive That face! He looks like he's thinking up something devious to do haha so adorable 3y
Myhusbandhatesreading @Stacypatrice @Cort @Sace @Cathythoughts @InBooksILive we just got him in November and love him dearly. He has such human expressions!! 3y
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soggycrouton101
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this thanksgiving, i'm thankful for these books! and my family, of course ;)

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Bethgarvinloflin1
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I loved this book!!!! It was beautifully written.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻🤗 3y
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 3y
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GingerAntics
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GingerAntics @Texreader one more day! I think I‘ve found just the right book to finish up! Not going to lie, I‘m amused at how many litens believe this is historically accurate, even though the author point blank says it is not. 🤣😂🤣 Then again, we both know I‘m easily amused. 3y
Texreader @GingerAntics I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 3y
GingerAntics @Texreader I quite enjoyed it. It was my first work of fiction after reading almost exclusively nonfiction in grad school. I keep meaning to reread it, but there are always new books to read, too. lol I quite enjoyed the interview with the author in the back, too. 3y
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aliincornwall
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I really enjoyed this book, very insightful into the era, and great to see a complete woman's perspective.

ReaderLiz So you finished it.... I really enjoyed The Red Tent. I loved finding out what it was like to be a woman in biblical times 3y
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SaniyyahK
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Good read! A story following a girl through her whole life...ups and downs. I wouldn‘t read it again but enjoyed the writing and journey!

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Queeniesal
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So interesting and educational. Few books are written about women‘s lives in biblical times. Be grateful you were born now!

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LoverofLit
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I am ashamed to say I had this book on my shelf for a couple years and wasn't super in a hurry to read it, since bible stories aren't my grab, but THIS BOOK. What a wonderful story of the camaraderie and strength of women, of girls who become mothers and midwives and aunts and champions for each other. I loved this perspective of Dinah's story and am so glad I finally read it.
#pop19 #popsugar19 #popsugarreadingchallenge

TheBookKeepers Yes same!!! Omg I always recommend this one and tell ppl to ignore their hesitation due to the religious tie. Such a beautiful story! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just watched this!!! 3y
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LoverofLit
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Only three pages in and I found the title. One of my favorite things! Also, I can already tell I'm going to love this book.

Nute I still think about this book. I love it so much! I hope that you enjoy it!! 3y
marleed What a fun thing to track! ... I just read Summer of 69 and keep looking at the surfers on the cover thinking what the hell did this surfers have to do with the story! 3y
Amiable I really liked this book —read it years ago and still recommend it to others! 3y
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Crazeedi I really enjoyed this book too! 3y
sammisho 1. Also one of my favorite things to find while reading. 2. I LOVE this book! 3y
LoverofLit Wow. I'm so glad everyone seems to love this story when I'm enjoying it so much myself! @Nute @Amiable @Crazeedi 3y
LoverofLit @sammisho Twinsies! 😍 I think I snagged this book from you during one of our garage sales a couple years ago! 3y
LoverofLit @marleed Haha I'm glad I'm not the only person that spares extra thoughts to nonsensical covers! 3y
sammisho @LoverofLit I was wondering if I had recommended it! 3y
CallieBrowning I read this about two years ago and totally loved it. 3y
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