Explore a World Beyond Family Ties in “The Boston Girl”
Anita Diamant, who’s best known for her epic novel The Red Tent, takes us back in time to the early 20th century in her new novel The Boston Girl. The story is a riveting tale that explores family values and friendships through three generations.
Addie Baum, the daughter of immigrant parents, is a curious and adventurous young woman with dreams of going to college, getting married, and having a career of her own, unlike her stiff old fashioned parents. In the novel, she recounts her life story to her 22-year-old granddaughter, weaving together a story about changing times, broken relationships, and the roller coaster of life. From living alone in her first apartment to learning how to navigate her complicated family ties, Addie is an enjoyable, well-rounded character, one who’s insightful, witty, and an excellent storyteller. The Boston Girl might just be another coming of age story, but it’s one everyone can identify with.