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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.

From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family's erratic and eccentric behavior-such as her father Johnny's taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy's habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce-no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans' life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans' daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children of Francie's neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences--a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.

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Grouped Work ID 521be87f-9d7c-310d-e8b9-350cd3bb1d66
Grouping Title tree grows in brooklyn
Grouping Author smith betty
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-18 04:20:44AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-20 04:41:53AM

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display_description 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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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Poor families -- Fiction
title_display A tree grows in Brooklyn
title_full A tree grows in Brooklyn / Betty Smith ; with a foreword by Anna Quindlen, A tree grows in Brooklyn [electronic resource] Smith, Betty, 1896-1972,
title_short A tree grows in Brooklyn
topic_facet Girls, Poor families