A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The beloved 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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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Betty Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-17 - Publisher: Harper Collins

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The beloved 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
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Language: en
Pages: 179
Authors: Arthur Schwartz
Categories: Musicals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1951 - Publisher:

Play based on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn": Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men,
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Jacob Rowlands
Categories: Musicals
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-24 - Publisher:

This movie features Francie Nolan, a young girl, who vows to make it big in life, with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Arthur Schwartz
Categories: Musicals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1951 - Publisher: ares books

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
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Etc. A Novel
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Betty Smith (Joint Author of "Folk Stuff.".)
Categories: Musicals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1947 - Publisher:

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