Mom’s Bookshelf – Boston

Grown-up reads that bring the world to you!

bostongirlThe Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant – Addie Baum, now eighty-five years old, recalls her dynamic life as the twentieth century unfolded.  Although her immigrant parents showed concern over the influences of their multicultural North End neighborhood, the momentum of change and the desire for life experiences led Addie to embrace her world.  Impressive historical detail, humor & wit make for a wonderful Boston read.

thegivendayThe Given Day: A Novel by Dennis LeHane – At the end of World War I Boston is poised to deal with the dramatic changes of the twentieth century.  This sprawling family epic tackles influential events, and introduces infamous characters as Bostonians struggle to find their way amidst the turmoil of a world in upheaval.

artforgerThe Art Forger: A Novel by B.A. Shapiro – When young artist Claire Roth tries to give her burgeoning career a boost by engaging in a questionable art deal with a gallery owner she unexpectedly finds herself questioning the integrity of a Degas painting -one that was stolen decades ago in the heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner, the largest unsolved art theft case in history.

janeThe Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel by Sally Gunning -After defying her father Jane finds herself caring for an aged Aunt in the center of pre-Revolutionary Boston.  As tensions mount, she witnesses the extreme measures that the Patriots are willing to go to for change which leaves her questioning the price of liberty.

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