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Anita Diamant

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Anita Diamant is the author of twelve books -- the newest novel being THE BOSTON GIRL.

She recently published an updated edition of her VERY FIRST book, which was The New Jewish Wedding: THE JEWISH WEDDING NOW

Addie Baum is THE BOSTON GIRL, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to the wider world of the 1910s and ‘20s: short skirts, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.

Anita is best-known for her first novel, THE RED TENT, which was published in 1997 and won the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award. Based on the biblical story of Dinah, THE RED
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I went to graduate school in English because I loved fiction and poetry. I left graduate school because, in the words of poet Billy Collins:


“…all they want to do


is tie the poem to a chair with rope


and torture a confession out of it.


They begin beating it with a hose


to find out what it really means.”*


 


Shakespeare’s opus is especially vulnerable to this kind of brutality: Define bodkin. Unpack tha...

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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? AD: Friend-filled, creative, busy, well-fed, healthy, bookish,talky, blessed. SS: What is your motto or maxim? AD: Cultivate cheerfulness... and gratitude. What Readers want to know..." ...More

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“If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully. Stories about food show a strong connection. Wistful silences demonstrate unfinished business. The more a daughter knows about the details of her mother's life - without flinching or whining - the stronger the daughter.”
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“The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.”
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“I wanted to cry, but I realized that I was too old for that. I would be a woman soon and I would have to learn how to live with a divided heart.”
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