A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By Betty Smith

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The American classic about a young girl's coming of age at the turn of the century.

"A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life...If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience...It is a poignant and deeply understanding story of childhood and family relationships. The Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn from 1902 until 1919...Their daughter Francie and their son Neely knew more than their fair share of the privations and sufferings that are the lot of a great city's poor. Primarily this is Francie's book. She is a superb feat of characterization, an imaginative, alert, resourceful child. And Francie's growing up and beginnings of wisdom are the substance of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."
--New York Times

"One of the most dearly beloved and one of the finest books of our day."
--Orville Prescott

"One of the books of the century."
--New York Public Library

Publisher: HarpPerenM
ISBN-13: 9780061652769
ISBN-10: 0061652768
Published on 6/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 528

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One of the absolute best I've ever read! Highly recommend.

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It was one of the best book I ever read.

A wonderful book. This is one of my most favorite books of all time.