December and No Time to Read!

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
A beautiful story about a woamn growing up in 1900 as told to her grandaughter. Addie is the daughter of Russian immigrants, the only one born in the New World and as it happens, "a real American." The story includes her sister Betty who becomes a saleswoman at Filene's, and of course Addie embraces new freedoms women are claiming. It's not all roses --  the 1918 flu epidemic claims two nephews and, an a romance with a traumatized World War I veteran. Diamant is author of one of my favorite books, The Red Tent (1997) and I expected more from her.

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