The Boston Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 73 Ratings

The Boston Girl


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857208927

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The Boston Girl Excerpt :

When Addie Baum's 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her. Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie's intelligence and curiosity propelled her to a more modern path. Addie wanted to finish high school and to go to college. She wanted a career, to find true love. She wanted to escape the confines of her family. And she did. Told against the backdrop of World War I, and written with the same immense emotional impact that has made Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in the early 20th Century, and a window into the lives of all women seeking to understand the world around them.

The Boston Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Boston Girl


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439199350

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The Boston Girl Excerpt :

Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early 20th-century America by suspicious Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood. Online reading group guide. By the author of The Red Tent and Day After Night.

The Boston Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 72 Ratings

The Boston Girl


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471143342

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The Boston Girl Excerpt :

When Addie Baum's 22-year old granddaughter asks her about her childhood, Addie realises the moment has come to relive the full history that shaped her. Addie Baum was a Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant Jewish parents who lived a very modest life. But Addie's intelligence and curiosity propelled her to a more modern path. Addie wanted to finish high school and to go to college. She wanted a career, to find true love. She wanted to escape the confines of her family. And she did. Told against the backdrop of World War I, and written with the same immense emotional impact that has made Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in the early 20th Century, and a window into the lives of all women seeking to understand the world around them.

Day After Night Book
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Day After Night


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847377104

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Day After Night Excerpt :

Atlit is a holding camp for "illegal" immigrants in Israel in 1945. There, about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past. Diamant, with infinite compassion and understanding, tells the stories of the women gathered in this place. Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans. Leonie is a Parisian beauty. Tedi is Dutch, a strapping blond who wants only to forget. Zorah survived Auschwitz. Haunted by unspeakable memories and too many losses to bear, these young women, along with a stunning cast of supporting characters who work in or pass through Atlit, begin to find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience, as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves and discovering a way to live again.

Girl Running Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Girl Running


  • Author : Annette Bay Pimentel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101996690

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Girl Running Excerpt :

* "A bright salutation of a story, with one determined woman at its center."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The inspiring story of the first female to run the Boston Marathon comes to life in stunningly vivid collage illustrations. Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, because the officials claim that it's a man's race and that women are just not capable of running such a long distance. So what does Bobbi do? She bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do.

Good Harbor Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Good Harbor


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743225724

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Good Harbor Excerpt :

Follows the growing friendship between fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and the slightly younger Joyce, increasingly distant from her teenage daughter and struggling to write a second novel.

The Last Days of Dogtown Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

The Last Days of Dogtown


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416556831

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The Last Days of Dogtown Excerpt :

“An excellent novel. A lovely and moving portrait of society’s outcasts…affirms the essential humanity of its poor and stubborn residents, for whom each day of survival is a victory” (The New York Times Book Review). Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and “witches.” Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds. Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Anita Diamant’s keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long-forgotten chapter of early American life.

The Girl who Ran Book

The Girl who Ran


  • Author : Frances Poletti
  • Publisher : Compendium Publishing & Communications
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN 10 : 1943200475

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The Girl who Ran Excerpt :

"In 1966, the world believed it was impossible for a woman to run the Boston Marathon. Bobbi Gibb was determined to prove them wrong"-- Jacket.

Daughter of Boston Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Daughter of Boston


  • Author : Helen Deese
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 0807050350

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Daughter of Boston Excerpt :

In nineteenth-century Boston, amidst the popular lecturing of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the discussion groups led by Margaret Fuller, sat a remarkable young woman, Caroline Healey Dall (1822-1912): transcendentalist, early feminist, writer, reformer, and, perhaps most importantly, active diarist. During the seventy-five years that Dall kept a diary, she captured all the fascinating details of her sometimes agonizing personal life, and she also wrote about all the major figures who surrounded her. Her diary, filling forty-five volumes, is perhaps the longest running diary ever written by any American and the most complete account of a nineteenth-century woman's life. In Daughter of Boston, scholar Helen Deese has painstakingly combed through these diaries and created a single fascinating volume of Dall's observations, judgments, descriptions, and reactions.

The Red Tent Book
Score: 4
From 3,655 Ratings

The Red Tent


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1997-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312169787

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The Red Tent Excerpt :

In a story based on the Book of Genesis, Jacob's only daughter, Dinah, shares her unique perspective on the origins of many of our modern religious practices and sexual politics, eager to impart the lessons in endurance and humanity she has learned from her father's wives. 45,000 first printing.

The Girl in the Boston Box Book

The Girl in the Boston Box


  • Author : Chuck Latovich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 1735230405

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The Girl in the Boston Box Excerpt :

Suspenseful, sometimes sad, and slyly funny, THE GIRL IN THE BOSTON BOX follows two seemingly unrelated narratives linked by the urban legend of the Boston Box: hidden rooms in the city's historic buildings used for shocking crimes.Risking professional ridicule, architectural historian Caitlyn Gautry digs through Boston's past and uncovers tales of sex, death, and scandal that threaten to detonate in the present. Mark Chieswicz, rejected by his lover and by his family, struggles to understand a cryptic clue about his estranged brother's murder in a perilous attempt to hold onto a life-changing, but tainted, inheritance. Before long, the stories of Caitlyn and Mark-strangers to one another-connect in unexpected and complicated ways. Rich with insider lore about one of America's great cities, THE GIRL IN THE BOSTON BOX is a multi-layered mystery that will hold you in its grip until its exciting, emotional climax."Enough knockdown action keeps things moving at a good clip...a fun adventure with a satisfyingly dramatic conclusion." - Kirkus Reviews

Etta and Otto and Russell and James Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Etta and Otto and Russell and James


  • Author : Emma Hooper
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143194316

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James Excerpt :

Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back, Etta writes. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war, so he understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in. The only way to keep them at bay is to keep his hands busy. Russell, raised as a brother to Otto, has loved Etta from afar for sixty years. He insists on finding Etta, wherever she’s gone. Leaving his farm will be the first act of defiance in his whole life. As Etta walks toward the ocean - accompanied by a coyote named James - memory, illusion, and reality blur. Like the gentle undulation of waves, Etta and Otto and Russell and James moves from a past filled with hunger, war, passion, and hope to a present of quiet industry and peaceful communion; from trying to remember to trying to forget. A beautiful novel that reminds us that it’s never too late to see the things you’ve longed to see, or to say the things you’ve longed to say.

Period  End of Sentence  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Period End of Sentence


  • Author : Anita Diamant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982144296

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Period End of Sentence Excerpt :

"Explores the subject of menstruation, from toxic historic and religious roots to how young activists are challenging the silence and shame that can erode self-esteem and even threaten lives ..."--Page [4] of cover.

The Boston Tea Party Book

The Boston Tea Party


  • Author : Rebecca Paley
  • Publisher : American Girl: Real Stories fr
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1338148931

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The Boston Tea Party Excerpt :

Discover the stories of the real people and events that shaped American history in the Real Stories From My Time series. Perfect for book reports with full-page illustrations throughout, these nonfiction chapter books also include historical photos, maps, a timeline, a glossary, and a bibliography at the back. Plus, in each book, an American Girl historical character shares a bit of her own fictional story. The Boston Tea Party recounts life in early colonial America leading up to the famous tea tax protest that pushed the American Patriots and the British closer to war. American Girl Felicity Merriman shares how she found herself caught in between the two sides of the American Revolution.

The Red Coat Book

The Red Coat


  • Author : Dolley Carlson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510743328

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The Red Coat Excerpt :

Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita. As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, a time of change, challenge, and opportunity. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors. See how the Parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, romance, humor, and historical events. Dive into Boston feet first! The Red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill.