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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Overview

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 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.

Betty Smith

About A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Description

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the SHITZA.COM database with this name. See this thread for more information. Betty Smith (AKA Sophina Elisabeth Wehner): Born- December 15, 1896; Died- January 17, 1972 Born in Brooklyn, New York to German immigrants, she grew up poor in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These experiences served as the framework to her first novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (19

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Original Title A Tree Grows In Brooklyn ISBN 0061120073 (ISBN13: 9780061120077 ) Edition Language English Characters Francie Nolan, Neeley Nolan, Katie Nolan, Johnny Nolan, Mary Rommely...more , Sissy Rommely, Eva "Evy" Rommely Flittman, Thomas Rommely...less setting Brooklyn, New York City, New York (United States) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York (United States) Literary Awards Audie Award for Classic (2002) (132)