The Boston Girl
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  • The Boston Girl
  • The Boston Girl
ISBN: 1439199353
EAN13: 9781439199350
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 9, 2014
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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2016 Audie Award Finalist for Best Female Narrator

New York Times bestseller
An unforgettable novel about a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, told with humor and optimism.through the eyes of an irresistible heroine (People)--from the acclaimed author of The Red Tent.

Anita Diamant's vivid, affectionate portrait of American womanhood (Los Angeles Times), follows the life of one woman, Addie Baum, through a period of dramatic change. Addie is The Boston Girl, the spirited daughter of an immigrant Jewish family, born in 1900 to parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End of Boston, 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. 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, to finding the love of her life, eighty-five-year-old Addie recounts Read More chevron_right

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