A tree grows in Brooklyn

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Harper & Row, 1947 - Fiction - 430 pages
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The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

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THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK !!
if you are not t from NYC and can't handle the real history then don't even pick it up!
it covers rape, alcohol,family,birth,and a new life!
READ!!

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is an amazing story of a girl coming of age in the 1900's. She lives in the poor part of Brooklyn and tells the story of her life growing up, learning to deal ... Read full review

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BETTY SMITH was born in 1896. She is also the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Tomorrow Will Be Better, and Maggie-Now. She died in 1972.

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