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    • The Red Tent

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Carol Bilger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029

    Passionate, earthy, deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution to modern fiction: a vibrant new perspective of female life in the age that shaped present day civilization and values.

    If you like The Red Tent, try The Harlot by the Side of the Road, a recounting of some of the most startling and explicit writings from The Old Testament.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Pleased

    • By John on 04-10-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Boston Girl: A Novel

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183

    Addie Baum is "The Boston Girl", born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet, Nostalgic

    • By Meryl on 12-27-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Last Days of Dogtown

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Kate Nelligan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Set on Cape Ann in the early 1800s, The Last Days of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches". Nearly a decade ago, Diamant found an account of an abandoned rural backwater near the Massachusetts coastline at the turn of the nineteenth century. That pamphlet inspired a stunning novel about a small group of eccentrics and misfits, struggling in a harsh, isolated landscape only fifty miles north of Boston, yet a world away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • October Reading

    • By Alison on 11-14-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Day After Night

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Dagmara Dominczyk
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    Just as she gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament in The Red Tent, Anita Diamant creates a cast of breathtakingly vivid characters - young women who escaped to Israel from Nazi Europe - in this intensely dramatic novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some of the saddest and greatest memories of all

    • By Katie on 10-03-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Life and Death in the Nursery

    • New England Monthly, July 1985
    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Betsy Baker
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The dilemma of how and whether defective newborns are treated is hardly new; Plato and Aristotle both addressed the subject. But the moral questions about treatment are continually being recast by advances in medical knowledge and technology. Since neonatology is such a new field, there is often more than one way to proceed, even in such relatively noncontroversial areas as prescribing medications. And with such tiny, voiceless patients, the uncertainty of medical prognosis is acutely felt.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Good Harbor

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    With her trademark wisdom and humor, Anita Diamant (The Red Tent) considers the nature, strength, and necessity of adult female friendship. Good Harbor examines the tragedy of loss, the insidious nature of family secrets, and the redemptive power of friendship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasant if forgettable.

    • By Laurie on 04-28-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Pitching Our Own Tent

    • Reinventing the Jewish Woman with Anita Diamant at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Phil Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Author of the best seller The Red Tent, Anita Diamant, appears in this edition of Live at the 92nd Street Y. Diamant talks about her place in the unfolding story of America's Jewish renaissance, both as a student of Judaism and as a writer/teacher.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Red Tent

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his dozen sons. The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers, the four wives of Jacob, each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for girlies

    • By Ian on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Good Harbor

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When Kathleen meets Joyce, each woman has come to a turning point in her life. Kathleen, whose sister died of breast cancer 15 years earlier, has just been diagnosed herself and finds her world abruptly thrown into terrifying turmoil. Joyce, increasingly distant from her awkward, adolescent daughter, is taking stock of her marriage and family, and struggling to get to grips with a burgeoning career as a novelist. Neither realizes that their chance meeting will result in a life-altering friendship.

    Regular price: $9.69