A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By Betty Smith

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062096951, 619pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2014


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.

About the Author
Betty Smith (1896-1972) was a novelist and a dramatist. Her books include "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "Tomorrow Will Be Better", and "Maggie-Now".