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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [novel, Blakiston Edition]

Smith, Betty

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ISBN 10: 0060801263 / ISBN 13: 9780060801267
Published by Blakiston Company By Special Arrangement / Harper Brothers Publishers 1943, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1943
Condition: Good Clean Cond. Hardcover
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Hardback : hard cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Damp stain on back cover, cover shows light fade. Size: POPULAR TITLE OF INTEREST. Bookseller Inventory # 5020991

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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

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Book Type: Novel, Fiction, Enjoyable Read

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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.

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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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