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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061120077 (0061120073)
ASIN: 61120073
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
Francie grows up in Brooklyn with her parents and brother in 1910. Most of the story is told through her eyes as she grows up. She has a level head and sees people and situations for what they are. I liked her. This book is a timely today as it was when written and during the time period it is...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
5.0 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Wow, what an amazing book! I have a vague recollection that a copy of this book was included in the bookshelves in my parents' front hall. We kids thought the title uproariously funny. What, only one tree in Brooklyn? That's a silly place. I suppose I also have a vague interest in that my mother was...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
5.0 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I really enjoyed this. It's sort of meandering and reflective, with time jumps and backstory, but I just liked spending time living with these characters. There was a core of good intentions and kindness in most of them, even if most of them didn't always live up to that. The period setting was phen...
Malin
Malin rated it
5.0 #CBR8 Book 74: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Francie Nolan grows up in the tenements of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York in the early years of the 20th Century. The granddaughter of German and Irish immigrants, Francie and her younger brother Neeley (real name Cornelius) grow up dirt poor, but thankfully don't really realise it until they ge...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it
First book in 2015 that totally consumed me. I can only think of a handful of books were I felt so close to the main character as I did to France Nolan. What I really liked about this book is that it was emotional without being sappy. The characters surely deserved your pity, but they didn't ask for...
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