A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Arrow, Sep 1, 1992 - Fiction - 487 pages
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1943 novel written by Betty Smith. The story focuses on an impoverished but aspirational third-generation-American adolescent girl and her ethnically-blended family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City during the first two decades of the 20th century. The book was an immense success. The main metaphor of the book is the hardy Tree of Heaven, native to China and Taiwan, now considered invasive, and common in the vacant lots of New York City

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5***** and a ❤ This is a classic coming-of-age novel that closely parallels the author’s own childhood in Brooklyn. The novel tells the story of Francie Nolan, her parents, siblings and extended ... Read full review

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith ★★★★★ ♥ This is one of those classic books that I somehow managed to miss earlier in my life. And what a misfortune it is that it took me so long to get to ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Betty Smith was born in 1896 and died in 1972. She wrote four novels, including A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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