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  1. Theresa
    February 27, 2013

    I read the Red Tent a few years ago and felt the same way you did. It is an amazing story! I loved it!!

  2. Becky @ runfundone
    February 27, 2013

    Ah! I didn’t tell my mom about my period until…well a day later, but I’ve never met anyone else who hid it from their mom!

    Not going to lie…that book does not pass the all important cover test. I ALWAYS judge a book by a cover, and this was is judged as terrible.
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    • Becky @ runfundone
      February 27, 2013

      *this one is judged

      Sorry, most proof-read comments prior to submitting.
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      • Katie
        February 27, 2013

        I also haven’t read this book, despite seeing it lots of places. I guess the time period isn’t a huge draw for me, but knowing that its a story of womanhood, I should give it a try! Also, I can’t believe you could hide getting your period from your mothers for months!! I told mine the minute it happened! Although I did start shaving my legs without telling her!
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  3. Nina
    February 27, 2013

    That is one of my all time favorite books. My girlfriends have started a red tent movement in Orlando, I’m pretty sure there is one in Tampa too! Dinah is such an amazing character in that book.

  4. Megan
    February 27, 2013

    A good friend of mine sent me this book a few months ago but I haven’t had the chance (or desire) to pick it up. I might now after reading this post 🙂
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  5. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 27, 2013

    I haven’t ever heard of this book but it really sounds like something I would like! I wouldn’t have picked it up on my own but after your description of how it’s about the relationships between the women, I think I’d enjoy reading it. Thanks for the review!
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  6. Elizabeth @ Positive Change
    February 27, 2013

    This is my best friends favorite book, I think I will now download on to my kindle! I would love to try a desert crockpot recipe!
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  7. Ashley C
    February 27, 2013

    I love The Red Tent!!! It’s been a while since I have read it but you may have just inspired me to re-read it! 🙂

  8. Heather
    February 27, 2013

    I hated the book! I loved the story and the plot, but I just wish it didn’t completely bastardize a biblical story by suggesting that they accepted idolatry and other historically and biblically inaccurate details. To me, it completely undermines the legacy of the matriarchs. My opinion definitely might be what it is because of the fact that I am an observant Jew and spent a lot of time studying Biblical and Jewish history in college, so anything that seems to contradict the study I have done automatically makes me dislike it 🙂 However, I have another book by her that I’m planning on reading…I like her writing style, I just wish she wasn’t so… liberal in her interpretation of events.

  9. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    February 27, 2013

    I’ve heard about this book but was unsure about how I’d actually like it. But I guess a lil girl power never hurt so maybe ill give it a whirl. I never even thought of making dessert in the crockpot!
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  10. Natalie @ Free Range Human
    February 27, 2013

    I 100% agree. The Red Tent was wonderfully written, and such an empowering story. Women in the biblical tradition are treated as such secondary characters. This book brought them to the forefront, and gave us a look at the incredibly interesting traditions and culutres of the time. So glad you liked it!
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  11. Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant
    February 27, 2013

    This sounds like an interesting book. I’m also super jealous of that cornbread!

  12. Rachel @ RachelRuns29.11
    February 27, 2013

    I love your book recommendations! Thanks!

  13. Sarah
    February 27, 2013

    I haven’t read this book, but it looks awesome! I’m constantly searching for new book ideas. I’ll have to add this one to the list!

  14. Emily
    February 27, 2013

    I LOVED “The Red Tent”. I read it a few years ago when my mom recommended it, and my OB suggested it when I got pregnant; she recommends it to all her patients. It was just one of those beautifully written stories that makes you want to wrap up in the words and story and just live in it for a while.

  15. Megan
    February 27, 2013

    I read The Red Tent a couple years ago — thought it was going to be a tough read, but I ended up loving it! I still think about it from time to time, such a great story!
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  16. Gianna
    February 27, 2013

    I read this a few years ago and loved it, I need to find it to reread.
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  17. Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles
    February 27, 2013

    I read The Red Tent a few years ago and LOVED it. The characters were so rich & I was completely engrossed in the story the entire time. In fact, I still seek out books that are reviewed as being “similar to” The Red Tent on Amazon.com.
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  18. Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes
    February 27, 2013

    “The Red Tent” is definitely on my top-1o favorite books of all-time list! I haven’t read it since high school, so I should pick it up again soon. 🙂
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  19. Kim Craig
    February 28, 2013

    I loved this book too and also love the female bonding it represents, right down to the synchronizing of cycles. Has anyone else every wondered about that??
    Thanks for the book share! And I love your blog too btw.

  20. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
    March 1, 2013

    I really want to read this!
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