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One Book One Belmont 2016 what a success! Watch Anita Diamant’s talk, filmed by the Belmont Media Center, here. See Barbara Berenson’s talk here, and check out the photos from the Anita Diamant talk on our Facebook page.

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2016 Activities

Help us celebrate One Book One Belmont 2016!  Join us in a month of activities related to themes in Anita Diamant’s novel, The Boston Girl.  Programs include an art exhibit, walking tour, programs on women’s suffrage and immigration, an oral history project, book discussion groups and children’s and teen programs – ending with a talk by the author, Anita Diamant, at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 26.

The Library would like to thank the Friends of the Library and 14 other co-sponsoring Town departments and community organizations that have made all these programs possible.

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The Book

The Boston Girl

by Anita Diamant


Publisher’s Website

Summary of the book, a video interview with the author, and a Reading Group Guide with discussion questions

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Author’s Website

Author bio, summary of her five novels and her eight nonfiction books on contemporary Jewish life, her blog, and link to the Reading Group Guide

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Interviews

First Generation ‘Boston Girl’ Becomes Career Woman in Diamant’s Latest. Interview with Scott Simon, NPR.

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Reviews

From the opening of Anita Diamant's heartwarming novel, The Boston Girl, (Scribner), when Addie Bauman, an 85-year-old grandmother recounts her life story to her granddaughter, I was struck by the similarities between the Jewish cultural beliefs and mores in Boston in 1915, when Addie's story starts, and in Iran, where I grew up in the 1960s and '70s.Read More...

Dora Levy Mossanen

That indelible voice belongs to 85-year-old Addie Baum, who takes her favorite granddaughter, and all of us lucky readers, through her colorful lifetime, all the way back to 1915, to a tiny tenement apartment in the North End that she shares with her sisters Celia and Betty and her Russian immigrant parents. Read More...

Caroline Leavitt

I came to “The Boston Girl,” Anita Diamant’s fifth novel, aware only that Diamant is warmly admired, perhaps above all for her best-selling first novel, “The Red Tent” (a Bible-derived story, later adapted into a television miniseries). Diamant, who began writing as a journalist, has also written eight books of nonfiction, all dealing with aspects of modern Jewish life and culture.Read More...

Joan Frank

Cosponsors & Donors


Previous Selections

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution

2014

The Leftovers

The Leftovers

2012

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

2011

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

2009

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time

2008