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The Resource The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl

Label
The Boston Girl
Title
The Boston Girl
Statement of responsibility
Anita Diamant
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Language
eng
Summary
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)
Summary
Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early-twentieth-century America by Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood
Storyline
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Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2016
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10386311
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Boston Girl
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:33678d84-02a1-4051-ba4b-bb19b520dbc2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439199374
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Boston Girl
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:33678d84-02a1-4051-ba4b-bb19b520dbc2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439199374
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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