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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [novel, Blakiston ...
Publisher: Blakiston Company By Special Arrangement / Harper Brothers Publishers 1943, Clean and Unmarked Text
Publication Date: 1943
Binding: Hard Back
Book Condition: Good Clean Cond.
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: Previous Owner Name.
Book Type: Novel, Fiction, Enjoyable Read
About this title
A novel about a young girl, her family and friends, and their life in the slum section of Brooklyn in the early years of the twentieth century.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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