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The Boston girl : a novel
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Published:
New York : Scribner, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
322 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
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Description
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 her adventures with humor and compassion for the naïve girl she once was. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made 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. "Diamant brings to life a piece of feminism's forgotten history" ( Good Housekeeping ) in this "inspirational…page-turning portrait of immigrant life in the early twentieth century" ( Booklist ).
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781439199367, 9781439199350 (hbk.), 1439199353 (hbk.)

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A story "about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a 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.""--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Diamant, A. (2014). The Boston girl: a novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Diamant, Anita. 2014. The Boston Girl: A Novel. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Diamant, Anita, The Boston Girl: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Diamant, Anita. The Boston Girl: A Novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2014. Print.

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