“The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks, draws from the story of King David.
Anita Diamant’s recasting of the biblical Dinah story pales in comparison to these five crazy tales found in the Midrash and other biblical commentaries.
“The Red Tent,” a best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, is being made into a four-hour miniseries by the Lifetime network.
The staff at Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh loves to think up catchy program titles having to do with — what else — water. Their latest wordplay, “Gathering the Waters: Ancient Ritual, Open Access and New Meaning,” was a spectacular, bustling conference, held earlier this week and dedicated to all things mikveh.
• “Day After Night,” the new novel by Anita Diamant, author of “The Red Tent” and “The Last Days of Dogtown” as well as many nonfiction titles about Jewish life, concerns the friendship between four scarred young women — all survivors of the Holocaust, living in a postwar refugee camp in Palestine shortly before the 1948 war. If you happen to be in New York, Diamant will be reading at 7 p.m., Monday, September 14 at McNally Jackson Books in Soho. Here’s an early review of the novel from the Miami Herald.