One Book One Belmont
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.
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.
The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant
Summary of the book, a video interview with the author, and a Reading Group Guide with discussion questionsCheck it out
Author bio, summary of her five novels and her eight nonfiction books on contemporary Jewish life, her blog, and link to the Reading Group GuideCheck it out
First Generation ‘Boston Girl’ Becomes Career Woman in Diamant’s Latest. Interview with Scott Simon, NPR.Check it out
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...
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...