Notable Newtonians: Celebrities from Newton
Diamant, who grew up in New Jersey but currently lives in Newton, is the author of "The Red Tent" and 11 other books. Her newest novel, "Day After Night," is now out in paperback.
She is also a frequent contributor to the Boston Globe Magazine, and founded a community-based ritual bath in Newton, Mayyim Hayyim.
At left, Diamant narrates at a Newburyport Choral Society rehearsal of "King David" by Arthur Honegger at the Nock Middle School last spring.