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Anita Diamant

USA flag (b.1951)

Anita Diamant's writing career began in Boston in 1975. As a freelance journalist, she contributed to local magazines and newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine, branching out into regional and national media, with articles in New England Monthly, Yankee, Self, Parenting, Parents, McCalls, and Ms.

Diamant's features and columns covered a wide variety of topics, from profiles of prominent people and stories about medical ethics, to first-person essays ranging from politics, to popular culture, to pet ownership. She also wrote about Jewish practice and the Jewish community for Reform Judaism magazine, Hadassah magazine, and

Anita Diamant's early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, until her family moved to Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a BA in Comparative Literature. After earning a Master's Degree in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton, she moved to the Boston area, where she has lived since. She is married to Jim Ball and they have one grown daughter, Emilia.

Genres: Historical
   The Red Tent (1997)
   Good Harbor (2001)
   The Last Days of Dogtown (2005)
   Day After Night (2009)
   The Boston Girl (2014)
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Anita Diamant recommends
My Ex-Life (2018)
Stephen McCauley
"My Ex-Life is Steve McCauley’s best novel so far?and that’s saying a lot. For those of us who devoured his previous books and eagerly awaited another, My Ex-Life is cause for celebration. McCauley’s trademark wit and cultural commentary is all here, as is a cast of smart, complicated, heart-sore characters…. You’re going to love My Ex-Life."
Head Over Heels (2012)
(Tales from the Yoga Studio, book 2)
Rain Mitchell
"Funny and wise."
Kabbalah (2006)
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
"A remarkable novel by a master storyteller."

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