Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a timeless story of childhood and family relationships.

Set in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn in the early 20th Century, the novel is primarily the story of Francie Nolan, an imaginative and resourceful child, who, though often poorly treated by fate and people, plunges forward, indomitable and courageous.

This is one of the best and most honest novels I've read and deserves its place among the ranks of perennial American classics. I highly recommend A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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