The Bookies – Tuesday, 2/20 at 7pm

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Next February’s pick is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.

The group will meet Tuesday, February 20 at 7pm on Zoom.

We have multiple copies available for checkout.

Please email Joyce at if you would like the Zoom link.

New members are always welcome!

Summary: Addie is The Boston Girl, the spirited daughter of an immigrant Jewish family, born in 1900 to parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.

Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, to finding the love of her life, eighty-five-year-old Addie recounts her adventures with humor and compassion for the naïve girl she once was.