The Boston Girl
  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Release Date : 12 February 2015
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780857208927
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Book excerpt: When Addie Baum's 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her. Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie's intelligence and curiosity propelled her to a more modern path. Addie wanted to finish high school and to go to college. She wanted a career, to find true love. She wanted to escape the confines of her family. And she did. Told against the backdrop of World War I, and written with the same immense emotional impact that has made Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in the early 20th Century, and a window into the lives of all women seeking to understand the world around them.

The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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When Addie Baum's 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her. Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie's intelligence and curiosity propelled her ...

The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early 20th-century America by suspicious Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood. Online reading group guide. By the author of The Red Tent and Day After Night....

The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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When Addie Baum's 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her. Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie's intelligence and curiosity propelled her ...

Day After Night

Day After Night

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Atlit is a holding camp for "illegal" immigrants in Israel in 1945. There, about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past. Diamant, with infinite compassion and understanding, tells the stories of the women gathered in this place. Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the ...

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Good Harbor

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Follows the growing friendship between fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and the slightly younger Joyce, increasingly distant from her teenage daughter and struggling to write a second novel....

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Girl Running

Author : Annette Bay Pimentel
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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* "A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations. Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her ...

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The Girl who Ran

Author : Frances Poletti,Kristina Yee
Publisher : Compendium Publishing & Communications
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"In 1966, the world believed it was impossible for a woman to run the Boston Marathon. Bobbi Gibb was determined to prove them wrong"-- Jacket....

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The Last Days of Dogtown

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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“An excellent novel. A lovely and moving portrait of society’s outcasts…affirms the essential humanity of its poor and stubborn residents, for whom each day of survival is a victory” (The New York Times Book Review). Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village ...

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Author : Emma Hooper
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Genre : Fiction
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Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back, ...

The Red Tent

The Red Tent

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Genre : Bible
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A beautiful and thought provoking novel: lost to history by the chronicles of men, here at last is the dazzling story of Dinah, Jacob's only daughter in the Book of Genesis....

The Girl in the Boston Box

The Girl in the Boston Box

Author : Chuck Latovich
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Suspenseful, sometimes sad, and slyly funny, THE GIRL IN THE BOSTON BOX follows two seemingly unrelated narratives linked by the urban legend of the Boston Box: hidden rooms in the city's historic buildings used for shocking crimes.Risking professional ridicule, architectural historian Caitlyn Gautry digs through Boston's past and uncovers ...

The Boston Tea Party

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Author : Rebecca Paley
Publisher : American Girl: Real Stories fr
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discover the stories of the real people and events that shaped American history in the Real Stories From My Time series. Perfect for book reports with full-page illustrations throughout, these nonfiction chapter books also include historical photos, maps, a timeline, a glossary, and a bibliography at the back. Plus, in ...

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Period End of Sentence

Author : Anita Diamant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Social Science
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From beloved New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Anita Diamant comes a timely collection of essays to help inspire period positive activism around the globe. When Period. End of Sentence won an Oscar in 2019, the film’s co-producer and Executive Director of The Pad Project, Melissa Berton, told ...

The Red Coat

The Red Coat

Author : Dolley Carlson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Fiction
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Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange ...

Hour of the Witch

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Author : Chris Bohjalian
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the acclaimed author of The Flight Attendant: “Historical fiction at its best…. The book is a thriller in structure, and a real page-turner, the ending both unexpected and satisfying” (Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the Outlander series, The Washington Post). A young Puritan woman—...