16 Mar 2018

Book Beginnings on Friday and the Friday 56 #8

It's that day of the week again!
Let's rock n' roll!

Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56 are weekly memes hosted by Rose City Reader and Freda's Voice.


Book Beginnings: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

The Friday 56: Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in you eReader. Find any sentence (not spoilery) and reflect on it if you want.

The book I bring to you today is:
by Anita Diamant 


Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

Book Beginning:


We have been lost to each other for so long. 

Chapter one:

Their stories began with the day that my father appeared.

In the prologue it is the reader the narrator addresses. I could feel an instant connection with Dinah, because she was talking directly to me right in the beginning. Then she starts telling her tale...

The Friday 56:

Whenever she saw running water, she lay down in it, hoping for the life of the river to inspire life within her.

Someone is very desperate for a baby :)

I have high hopes for this book to be good, so far it didn't disappoint.

What are you reading this Friday? Drop your Friday link in a comment below, please!

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