A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By Betty Smith; Anna Quindlen (Foreword by)
HarperLargePrint, Paperback, Large Print, 9780060745943, 830pp.

Publication Date: January 2005

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Description

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the coming-of-age story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. This poignant and moving classic of American literature is filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and incident.




About the Author
BETTY SMITH was born in 1896. She is also the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Tomorrow Will Be Better, and Maggie-Now. She died in 1972.Betty Friedan (1921-2006), a transformational leader of the women's movement, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and authored many works, including "The Second Stage", "The Fountain of Age", and "Life So Far".



Praise For A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life. . . . If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience.”
-New York Times

“One of the most dearly beloved and one of the finest books of our day.”
-Orville Prescott

“One of the books of the Century.”
-New York Public Library

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