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Diamant, Anita

Overview
Works: 78 works in 505 publications in 21 languages and 28,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  History  Anecdotes  Domestic fiction  Dictionaries  Bildungsromans  Biography  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3554.I227, 813.54
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The red tent by Anita Diamant( Book )

130 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 5,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dinah, a tragic character from the Bible whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant. The novel traces her life from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman
Day after night : a novel by Anita Diamant( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa
The Boston girl : a novel by Anita Diamant( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel 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. 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 twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, 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."--
The last days of Dogtown : a novel by Anita Diamant( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endeavoring to build a life for herself in a dying early nineteenth-century New England town, Judy Rhines struggles with feelings of profound loneliness and impacts the lives of others, including Black Ruth, a freed slave
Good harbor : a novel by Anita Diamant( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, the author her remarkable storytelling skills and emotional insight to the lives of modern women, considering the precarious balance of marriage and career, motherhood and friendship. The seaside town of Gloucester, on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a place where the smell of the ocean lingers in the air. Fifty-nine-year-old Kathleen Levine, a longtime resident, is graceful, maternal, and steady, a devoted children's librarian, a convert to Judaism, the mother of two grown sons. But when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, which killed her sister fifteen years earlier, her life is thrown into turmoil. Frightened, lonesome for a woman to talk to, burdened by secrets, she meets Joyce Tabachnik and a once-in-a-lifetime friendship is born. Forty-two-year-old Joyce, restless and funny, a freelance writer with literary aspirations, has just bought a small house in Gloucester, where she hopes to write as well as vacation with her family. Like Kathleen, Joyce is at a fragile place in her life: with her twelve-year-old daughter becoming increasingly testy and distant, she's also feeling a distinct lack of connection to her husband. A mutual appreciation of books, humor, and the beauty of the natural world brings the two women together for long walks along Good Harbor beach. Slowly, they begin to share their personal histories and to realize how much they can learn from each other. Ultimately they wrestle with some startling secrets, and help each other to confront scars left by old emotional wounds. With her own trademark wisdom and humor, the author considers the nature, strength, and necessity of adult female friendship in this novel, a rich and moving book about the tragedy of loss, the insidious nature of family secrets, and, ultimately, the redemptive power of friendship
The last days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dogtown is populated by the castaways of society--prostitutes, widows, orphans and African Americans. Its people are reviled by surrounding communities. The suffering of Cornelius, a freed slave, and Judy, an unmarried white woman who have been lovers for years, mirrors the desperation of the entire community
The red tent by Anita Diamant( Recording )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dinah, a tragic character from the Bible whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant. The novel traces her life from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman
The Boston girl by Anita Diamant( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America. Growing up in Boston, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: a world of short skirts and new opportunities for women. From the one-room apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor
Good harbor by Anita Diamant( Recording )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women are brought together by a mutual love for books, humor and nature for a once in a lifetime friendship
The new Jewish wedding by Anita Diamant( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to planning a Jewish wedding includes advice on choosing attire, a rabbi, and vendors, offers examples of readings and invitations, and provides information for converts, non-Jews, and same sex couples
Day after night : a novel by Anita Diamant( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa
Living a Jewish life : Jewish traditions, customs, and values for today's families by Anita Diamant( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Living a Jewish Life describes Judaism as not just a contemplative or abstract system of thought but as a blueprint for living fully and honorably. This new edition builds on the classic guide, which has been a favorite among Jewish educators and students for years. Enriched with additional resources, including online resources, this updated guide also references recent changes in the modern Jewish community, and has served as a resource and guide for non-Jews as well as Jews. Addressing the choices posed by the modern world, Living a Jewish Life explains the traditions and beliefs of Judaism in the context of real life. It explores the spectrum of liberal Jewish thought, from Conservative to Reconstructionist to Reform, as well as unaffiliated, new age, and secular. Celebrating the diversity of Jewish beliefs, this guide provides information in ways that readers can choose how to incorporate Judaism into their lives. Readers will learn how to choose the right synagogue, and discover the meaning and significance of lighting Sabbath candles. "Shabbat," "Torah," "kosher," "mitzvah" and other key words are all defined in all of their complex and potent meanings. On the most basic level, this book explains the essential Jewish vocabulary, but more importantly, LIVING A JEWISH LIFE is a sensitive and comprehensive introduction that reveals the timeless nature of Jewish tradition, rich with history and relevant in the modern world"--Publisher description
The new Jewish baby book : names, ceremonies & customs : a guide for today's families by Anita Diamant( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the rituals used to welcome a baby into Judaism, lists Jewish names and their meanings, and discusses how contemporary practices do or don't follow traditional standards
Bible baby names : spiritual choices from Judeo-Christian tradition by Anita Diamant( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choosing a Jewish life : a handbook for people converting to Judaism and for their family and friends by Anita Diamant( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (the ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin
Saying Kaddish : how to comfort the dying, bury the dead, and mourn as a Jew by Anita Diamant( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamant shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort. She guides the reader through Jewish practices that attend the end of life, from the sickroom to the funeral to the week, month, and year that follow. She describes the traditional Jewish funeral, and includes sections on caring for grieving children, mourning the death of a child, neonatal loss, suicide, and the death of non-Jewish loved ones
Living a Jewish life : a guide for starting, learning, celebrating, and parenting by Anita Diamant( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be a Jewish parent : a practical handbook for family life by Anita Diamant( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Diamant joins with family therapist Kushner draw from many sources to describe the practices, customs, and values that go into creating a Jewish home. They share their own and other parents' stories and observations, combine insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary developmental thinking about how children learn and grow, give creative, practical answers to many questions, provide guidance on how to foster Jewish decision making for children of all ages, describe how to make your home a "Jewish space," and explain the importance of synagogue membership, holiday celebrations, community service, and other family activities
What to name your Jewish baby by Anita Diamant( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to raise a Jewish child : a practical handbook for family life by Anita Diamant( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated edition of the classic parenting book combines insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary thinking about how children learn and grow. And it describes the practices, customs, and values that go into creating a Jewish home and raising joyful children within the rich traditions of Judaism. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Alternative Names
Anita Diamant Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Anita Diamant écrivaine américaine

Anita Diamant escritora estadounidense

Diamand, Anita

Diamant, Anita 1951-

Анита Диамант

דיאמנט, אניטה

דיאמנט, אניטה 1951-

דיאמנט, אניטה סופרת אמריקאית

דימנט, אניטה 1951-

ディアマント, アニータ

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