The Boston Girl Summary
Anita Diamant

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The Boston Girl Summary

“The Boston Girl” is a historical novel by Anita Diamant which takes the format of a casually-related oral autobiography from main character and principal protagonist Addie Baum, to her granddaughter, Ava, who is studying to be a rabbi.

Addie is born in 1900 to Jewish-Russian immigrant parents in Boston, Massachusetts. Her parents are very traditional, especially her mother. Her mother sees Addie’s two older sisters as aberrations: Betty lives on her...

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