I don’t know why I decided to pick up Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent. That pesky voice in my head gets a little loud sometime, but if you know me, you know how I feel about books with 2000 characters in the first few pages. I’ve managed to push through and hope that it proves meaningful. On to the Tuesday Teaser.

But just as Leah’s belly began to swell against her tunic, Rachel started to bleed. Early one morning, nearly three months after her wedding, she woke the whole camp with her cries. Leah and Zilpah rushed to her side, and found her sobbing, wrapped in a bloody blanket. No one could comfort her. She would not let Adah sit with her. She would not permit Jacob to see her. For a week, she huddled in a corner of the red tent, where she ate little and slept a dreamless, feverish sleep.

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