9780061652769

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Smith, Betty

ISBN 10: 0061652768 / 0-06-165276-8
ISBN 13: 9780061652769
Publisher: HarpPerenM
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover
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A novel which was first published in 1944 and tells the story of a turn-of-the-century immigrant family struggling to survive and rise above the squalor, poverty and violence surrounding their Brooklyn tenement home. It features a colourful cast of relatives and neighbours.

Review:
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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