Saturday Book Club
Saturday, August 13, 2022 — 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Join us for a discussion of Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
August 13, 2022
Events > Saturday Book Club
Saturday, August 13
10:30 am to 11:30 am
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Join us for a discussion of Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Please contact the library for a copy of the book.
About the Book
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?”