The Boston Girl at the Cape Ann Museum
Reading and book signing with refreshments from Ohana Restaurant
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 6, 2015) – On Saturday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m., in collaboration with the Bookstore of Gloucester and Ohana Restaurant, best-selling author Anita Diamant brings The Boston Girl book tour to Cape Ann. Join us at the Cape Ann Museum for a reading and book signing with light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public.
The Boston Girl is a coming-of-age story about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Written with attention to historical detail and emotional honesty, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman’s complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world.
Anita Diamant is the best-selling author of several books, among them theRed Tent, Good Harbor, and Last Days of Dogtown. Diamant has often used Cape Ann as an inspiration for her novels and The Boston Girl is no exception. The Rockport Lodge, a vacation house for working women of low and moderate income, plays a significant role in the main character’s life.
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The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to Cape Ann. Founded in 1873, the Museum’s collections represent the history of Cape Ann, its people, its industries, its art and culture. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit www.capeannmuseum.org/press.
The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours areTuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.