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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)

Smith, Betty

ISBN 10: 0060736267 / 0-06-073626-7
ISBN 13: 9780060736262
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published over 50 years ago. Her frank writing about life's squalor was alarming to some of the more genteel society, but the book's humor and pathos ensured its place in the realm of classics--and in the hearts of readers, young and old. (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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Book Description: Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: HarperCollins US | The American classic with a foreword by Anna Quindlen.This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings and more. | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the coming-of-age story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. This poignant and moving tale is filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg 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, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children of Francie s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences--a truly remarkable achievement for any writer. Since A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first published in 1943, printing has followed printing, and at one time it became necessary to print simultaneously in four different plants to satisfy demand. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has sold millions of copies, has been translated into more than fifteen languages, and was made into a musical and a memorable motion picture. The title itself has become a common reference within American cultural life. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a true American classic, and has been called by the New York Public Library "one of the books of the century." | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 428 gr | 528 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780060736262

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