A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Written by Betty Smith
Published by Harper Perennial
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 PickThe beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for growing up in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn, New York demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior–such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce–no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are raw with honestly and tenderly threaded with family connectedness. Betty Smith has captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life–from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. Here is an American classic that cuts right to the heart of life, hails the New York Times. If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you will deny yourself a rich experience.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    May 30, 2006
    Page Count
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    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    12 - 18 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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