‘The Boston Girls’ Author Anita Diamant Caps One Book One Belmont With Talk

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Best-selling author Anita Diamant, author of “The Red Tent” and “Day After Night,” will read from and talk about her most recent novel, “The Boston Girl,” tonight, Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St.

Diamant’s talk is the capstone of a month-long series of events associated with One Book One Belmont, which picked Diamant’s novel as its 2016 selection.

Author Stephen McCauley (“The Object of My Affection,” “Insignificant Others”) will introduce her and her work.

After a question and answer session, books will be available for purchase and signing.

One Book One Belmont 2016 marks the sixth time that the Belmont Public Library has joined with a broad range of co-sponsoring organizations to offer a community-wide reading program.

This year, the programs include an art exhibit, walking tour, programs on women’s suffrage and immigration, an oral history project, book discussion groups and children’s and teen programs

The goal of One Book One Belmont is to build a spirit of community by bringing together individuals and groups through a series of book-related events and discussions and to promote reading as an enjoyable and mind-opening activity. It is patterned after community reads held in hundreds of cities and towns across the country.

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