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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060736262 (0060736267)
ASIN: 60736267
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 493
Edition language: English
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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...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
3.5 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The trees that grow in Brooklyn are those that are tough and can get by with little of the nutrients that are required by their more lovely tree cousins. As we see in the account of Francie Nolan's life, the same goes for Brooklyn's people. Though Francie and her mother are both motivated and hardwo...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
5.0 Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the most nostalgic, sentimental book I have ever read. It starts slow. A hundred pages in and all you have is character description, setting, and back story (personally, I would have been happy with much less back story). Another hundred pages in you'll find what may be t...
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