The Adult Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 to discuss “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant.
Addie Baum is the Boston girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of 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 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.
Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her, “How did you get to be the woman you are today?”
The club provides an informal, congenial atmosphere for patrons 18 or older to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting.
People may attend if they haven’t finished the book as long as they don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.
Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk.
Registration is required. Karen Raymer will lead the discussion.