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The Boston Girl

Author : Anita Diamant
ISBN : 9780857208927
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Good Harbor

Author : Anita Diamant
ISBN : 9780743229760
Genre : Fiction
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Anita Diamant's international bestseller The Red Tent brilliantly re-created the ancient world of womanhood, exploring the passions, traditions, and turmoil of a family of mothers and daughters from the Book of Genesis. In Good Harbor, she brings her remarkable storytelling skills and emotional insight to the lives of modern women, considering the precarious balance of marriage and career, motherhood and friendship. The seaside town of Gloucester, on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a place where the smell of the ocean lingers in the air. Fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen Levine, a longtime resident, is graceful, maternal, and steady, a devoted children's librarian, a convert to Judaism, the mother of two grown sons. But when she is diagnosed with breast cancer -- which killed her sister fifteen years earlier -- her life is thrown into turmoil. Frightened, lonesome for a woman to talk to, burdened by secrets, she meets Joyce Tabachnik and a once-in-a-lifetime friendship is born. Forty-two-year-old Joyce, restless and funny, a freelance writer with literary aspirations, has just bought a small house in Gloucester, where she hopes to write as well as vacation with her family. Like Kathleen, Joyce is at a fragile place in her life: with her twelve-year-old daughter becoming increasingly testy and distant, she's also feeling a distinct lack of connection to her husband. A mutual appreciation of books, humor, and the beauty of the natural world brings the two women together for long walks along Good Harbor beach. Slowly, they begin to share their personal histories and to realize how much they can learn from each other. Ultimately they wrestle with some startling secrets, and help each other to confront scars left by old emotional wounds. With her own trademark wisdom and humor, Diamant considers the nature, strength, and necessity of adult female friendship. Good Harbor is a rich and moving book about the tragedy of loss, the insidious nature of family secrets, and, ultimately, the redemptive power of friendship.

The Red Tent

Author : Anita Diamant
ISBN : 9781743431849
Genre : Fiction
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An international publishing phenomenon, this beautiful and thought provoking novel tells the story, lost to history by the chronicles of men, of Dinah, Jacob's only daughter in the Book of Genesis.

The Sandcastle Girls

Author : Chris Bohjalian
ISBN : 9781471110733
Genre : Fiction
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A haunting love story set during the First World War amidst the horrors of the Armenian Genocide One woman's journey into her family's past reveals a shocking story that has never been told. 1915, Aleppo, Syria.When Elizabeth Endicott steps off the boat from Boston, armed only with a crash course in nursing, nothing could have prepared her for the atrocities she is about to face. For Aleppo is the arrival point for the hundreds of thousands of Armenians who have been forced to march out of Turkey and through the desert to die. There Elizabeth gets to know Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter in the Genocide. When Armen travels to Egypt to join the British army, he begins to write to Elizabeth, and slowly realizes that, unless he can find his way back to her, he risks becoming lost forever. Present day, New York.Laura Petrosian has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought until an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a photo of Laura's grandmother advertising a museum exhibition. As Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history she'll find a tale of love, loss - and the hidden story of a nation in mourning. 'Chris Bohjalian is at his very finest in this searing story of love and war. I was mesmerized from page one. Bravo!' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife 'The Sandcastle Girlsis deft, layered, eye-opening, and riveting. I was deeply moved." Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed 'Powerful . . . Bohjalian's storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read' Publishers' Weekly

The Red Coat A Novel Of Boston

Author : Dolley Carlson
ISBN : 0986223808
Genre : Beacon Hill (Boston, Mass.)
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Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat 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.

The Girl On The Train

Author : Paula Hawkins
ISBN : 9780698185395
Genre : Fiction
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. “Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair “The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times “Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today “Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe “Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

The Boston Girl By Anita Diamant A 15 Minute Summary Analysis

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PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style Preview of this Instaread: The Boston Girl is a novel by award winning writer, Anita Diamant. In this novel, Addie Baum is being interviewed by her granddaughter, Ava Miller, about the many experiences she has had in her life, especially her early life. The novel takes place from 1915 to 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. Addie Baum is the youngest daughter of Jewish immigrants. Addie’s eldest sister, Betty, lives alone and works at a department store. Her other sister, Celia, works in a shirt factory. Addie loves school, but her parents want her to quit so that she can get a job and help pay the rent. Celia, however, manages to talk their parents into allowing Addie to attend one year of high school. Addie begins going to the local settlement house after school. The settlement house is a place where immigrants can learn basic skills, such as speaking and reading English, sewing, and cooking…

The Boston Girl A Novel By Anita Diamant Conversation Starters

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The Boston Girl: by Anita Diamant | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: The Boston Girl is a simple and sweet tale of a Jewish girl who grows up in the early years of the 20th century. The narrative is told through the voice of an 85-year-old woman who is recounting the days of her youth to her granddaughter. Addie starts her tale with her family that migrated from Russia, and then the story is told of the gradual progress of her life over the years, during which major events took place around the world. It is a book about family and friendships, feminism and progress, religion and immigration, all seen through the eyes of one person. The Boston Girl is a New York Times Bestseller that made it to number fourteen on the list. It has received positive reviews from a number of different publications. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Boston Girl. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

North Of Boston

Author : Elisabeth Elo
ISBN : 9781472206329
Genre : Fiction
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Year's Best Crime Novels: 2014, Booklist Dennis Lehane meets Smilla's Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions Elisabeth Elo's debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north. Pirio Kasparov finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic when the fishing boat she's on is rammed by a freighter. She somehow survives for nearly four hours in the freezing water before being rescued, but Pirio's friend, Ned, is not so lucky. He disappears without a trace. Pirio can't shake the suspicion that the boat's sinking was no accident, and begins to unravel a lethal plot that takes her to Northern Canada and the ice-cold waters of Baffin Bay. To survive, she must overcome a deadly betrayal from someone in her past, and, most importantly, learn to trust her own instincts above all else. Elisabeth Elo's mesmerising novel follows a dark and treacherous quest that brings to light some horrifying truths.

A 15 Minute Summary Analysis Of Anita Diamant S The Boston Girl

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ISBN : 150765510X
Genre : Fiction
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PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: * Summary of entire book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style Preview of this Instaread: The Boston Girl is a novel by award winning writer, Anita Diamant. In this novel, Addie Baum is being interviewed by her granddaughter, Ava Miller, about the many experiences she has had in her life, especially her early life. The novel takes place from 1915 to 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. Addie Baum is the youngest daughter of Jewish immigrants. Addie's eldest sister, Betty, lives alone and works at a department store. Her other sister, Celia, works in a shirt factory. Addie loves school, but her parents want her to quit so that she can get a job and help pay the rent. Celia, however, manages to talk their parents into allowing Addie to attend one year of high school. Addie begins going to the local settlement house after school. The settlement house is a place where immigrants can learn basic skills, such as speaking and reading English, sewing, and cooking...

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