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.
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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.
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…
Summary of The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.
This book of "The Boston Girl Diaries" is Owned and Edited by Russel Alan Considine. The first diary commences with Katharine Camilla Buchanan who, in December of 1888, is 13 years old and living a very privileged life with her parents and three younger brothers at 320 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.Katharine loves to write in great detail about clothing that she both observes and wears, and the numerous books and magazine articles that she has read. Art works and plays that she has viewed in person also receive wonderful commentary and description. Refreshingly, in my opinion, communication in 1888/89 was mostly by written letter and frequent visits with friends and relatives. Telephone conversation was not even a reality, and travel was by horse, horse carriages and trains. January 1, 1889 saw the dawn of the first "electric horse" cars in Boston and Katharine was one of the first patrons to ride on them, an experience that she also writes about with amusing anecdotes.In trying to preserve as much authenticity of that by-gone era, I have presented Katharine's "diary" with exact spelling of words, some of which are rarely ever spoken in today's modern day English. I have also used the same punctuation marks and cross-throughs as they are actually depicted in Katharine's personal hand-written diary. The second diary of Katharine takes place in her family's Summer home in Newbury port (Katharine's spelling), Massachusetts during the Summer of 1891, commencing on July 1, 1891 and ending on August 31st ("the last day of Summer" according to Katharine). Katharine will be 16 in a few days, and she continues to write about her friends and family. Katharine is still very self-absorbed and opinionated, and she continues to love reading and writing, but many new interests have been added from her first diary written two years earlier. Poetry, cooking, recipes, clothes, boys and dating now appear to be Katharine's priorities in life... And not necessarily in that order!