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The Boston Girl - A Novel

Anita Diamant

From the New York Times bestselling 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 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." 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 naïve 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 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.

From the New York Times bestselling 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 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." 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 naïve 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 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.
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From the New York Times bestselling 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 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." 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 naïve 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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Linda Lavin

Length:

7h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:05