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The Boston Girl

(2014)
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early 20th 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 22-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today?" She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. 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, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels best sellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in 20th-century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-4711-2859-8 / 978-1-4711-2859-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-4104-7597-2 / 978-1-4104-7597-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-4391-9935-3 / 978-1-4391-9935-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 0-85720-891-8 / 978-0-85720-891-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-59413-918-0 / 978-1-59413-918-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-4711-5237-5 / 978-1-4711-5237-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-4391-9936-1 / 978-1-4391-9936-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 0-85720-890-X / 978-0-85720-890-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Diamant
ISBN: 1-4423-8036-5 / 978-1-4423-8036-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Diamant
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl
Author(s): Anita Diamant
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Boston Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Anita Diamant
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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