Join Miriam Davis on Monday, July 10 at 6:30 for a discussion of The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room.
Filled with vivid historical detail, this novel follows Addie Baum as she recounts her life with humor and compassion to her twenty-something granddaughter. Addie was born in 1900 in Boston, and her story starts with a one-room tenement apartment in the North End. Her parents, Jewish immigrants, are unfamiliar with this new changing America and the effect it will have on their children. Addie grows up in a bustling new century, and her optimism and curiosity serve her well in this fast-paced, changing world. Filled with both tragedy and triumph, this historical fiction brings to life the immigrant experience in the twentieth century.
After a bumpy start transitioning from Boston to Knoxville in 2001, Miriam Davis has been happily making her Jewnitarian home on an old Christmas tree farm in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is fascinated by all things scientific, cultural and spiritual, and has recently been making a concerted effort to read more and scroll less. She feeds her fascinations through her work as a Research Associate at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, her membership in the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, and her association with the Knoxville Jewish Community.