Review: Anita Diamant’s ‘The Boston Girl’

December 12, 2014 5:42 PM

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Review: Anita Diamant’s ‘The Boston Girl’

The experience of immigrants in America, with their trials-by-fire of adaptation and adjustment, has inspired hundreds of remarkable books, from the stories in Ana Menendez’s beautiful In Cuba I was a German Shepherd to the hilarity of the novel Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart. In fact, the immigrant story has arguably become our country’s signature literary genre.

One of the latest worthwhile novels to chronicle the hardships and the thrills of this journey is Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl. Popular with readers for her bestseller The Red Tent and other novels including Day After Night and The Last Days of Dogtown, Diamant has also written extensively on Jew...

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