HBT Shabbat Book Club with SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER!!!!
MEET AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ANITA DIAMANT
Discussing her new novel, The Boston Girl
Anita will have signed book plates for your hard copy books. Book release date is December 9th, but you can pre-order via Amazon, including Kindle edition for $12.
Here is the description of The Boston Girl:
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.
Event Location: Temple Hillel B’nai Torah
120 Corey St, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 02132
120 Corey St
West Roxbury, MA 02132