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The Boston Girl: A Novel
The Boston Girl A Novel
Author: Anita Diamant
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)...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439199367
ISBN-10: 1439199361
Publication Date: 8/4/2015
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
An enjoyable read. Told completely by the 85 year old Addie, a Jewish grandmother in an interview for her granddaughter. The story begins in 1915 and she covers the question of "How she came to be the woman she is". The issues of the times-prohibition, child labor, the flu epidemic- and how she and her family were affected. It is moving, humorous, tragic and sweet.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a charming book as told by a Jewish grandmother to her granddaughter. It is the grandmother's life story. It starts out in 1985 but quickly reverts to 1915. Though the telling went thru the depression years and they were not necessarily a wealthy family it was not a sad book about the depression but one of a family, though at times dysfunctional as all families can be regardless of faith. I enjoyed the story that Anita Diamant wove of Addie Baum and her life. A good, fast read. I recommend this book to others.
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