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The Boston Girl: A Novel - Anita Diamant
The Boston Girl: A Novel
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.Addie Baum is The Boston... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.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. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman’s complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439199350 (1439199353)
ASIN: 1439199353
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
4.0 The Boston Girl: A Novel
A lovely and intriguing coming-of-age story from the perspective of a Russian Jew, The Boston Girl is refreshing.What I liked: Diamant described 20th century New York beautifully. I enjoyed reading about the wonderful relationships formed between Addie and her friends and how they developed into str...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Boston Girl (audio)
I listened to this on audio and really enjoyed Linda Lavin. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought she was actually Addie herself. It was her voice and her mannerism as she spoke about the different subjects that were occurring in her life, that I thought many times this audio was actually a ...
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it
3.5 The Boston Girl
I chose this book from NetGalley because I've read a couple of Anita Diamant’s books and I really enjoyed them. I like that after reading them, I feel satisfied that I’ve read a good story and also, somehow, smarter. She has a gift for telling complicated stories in an elegant, simple manner, and th...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
3.0 The Boston Girl: A Novel
It's rare to read happy stories, so I liked that about the Boston Girl. Not all of it is happy stuff, but it has a generally happy ending. And although it reads like history lite, it deals with some emotionally complex things - mostly Addie's relationship with her mother. Not sure I buy that she wo...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
3.0 The Boston Girl: A Novel
It's rare to read happy stories, so I liked that about the Boston Girl. Not all of it is happy stuff, but it has a generally happy ending. And although it reads like history lite, it deals with some emotionally complex things - mostly Addie's relationship with her mother. Not sure I buy that she wo...
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