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The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

Book Review: The Boston Girl

Frequent readers of novels know to expect certain tropes and themes in any coming of age tale: family, school, work, some combination of love, sex, and marriage. If the protagonist is female, then gender discrimination is sure to follow, and if the protagonist is from an immigrant family in America, then conflict over Americanization is equally inevitable. Anita Diamant’s new novel, The Boston Girl, hits every one of these story beats, yet the book is nonetheless an entertaining read enriched by historical research.

"The Boston Girl" Book Cover by Anita Diamant, 2015

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The front cover of Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl (Scribner, 2015).

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The front cover of Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl (Scribner, 2015).

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Fiction." (Viewed on May 4, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/fiction>.

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