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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 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 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

See this thread for information. Betty Smith AKA Sophina Elisabeth Wehner Born December 15, 1896 Died January 17, 1972Born in Brooklyn, New York to German immigrants, she grew up poor in Williamsburg, Brooklyn These experiences served as the framework to her first novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1943.After marrying George H E Smith, a fellow Brooklynite, she moved with him to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he pursued a law degree at the University of Michigan At this time, she gave birth to two girls and waited until they were in school so she could complete her higher education Although Smith had not finished high school, the university allowed her to enroll in classes There she honed her skills in journalism, literature, writing, and drama, winning a prestigious Hopwood Award She was a student in the classes of Professor Kenneth Thorpe Rowe.In 1938 she divorced her husband and moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina There she married Joseph Jones in 1943, the same year in which A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published She teamed with George Abbott to write the book for the 1951 musical adaptation of the same name Throughout her life, Smith worked as a dramatist, receiving many awards and fellowships including the Rockefeller Fellowship and the Dramatists Guild Fellowship for her work in drama Her other novels include Tomorrow Will Be Better 1947 , Maggie Now 1958 and Joy in the Morning 1963.

10 thoughts on “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  1. says:

    Some books give young girls dreams of ponies, kittens, and visions of eternal love This book is not one of them.If I were to make a metaphor, this book would be the equivalent of the ice bucket challenge It offers no platitudes, it is harsh, realis

  2. says:

    Dear God, let me be something every minute of every hour of my life Let me be gay let me be sad Let me be cold let me be warm Let me be hungryhave too much to eat Let me be ragged or well dressed Let me be sincere be deceitful Let me be truthful let me be

  3. says:

    Yup, I m reading it AGAIN I sob, and I mean sob, every time I read this book It s such a simple story Francie Nolan is a smart little girl who s trying to find beauty in her sometimes ugly, always poverty stricken life Her adored father is wonderful, but too plagu

  4. says:

    Well, the tree grows very slowly and with exhaustive detail.Couldn t get through this one Actually, that s not entirely true I could have And I don t mean that in the way of a mountain climber who just couldn t make it to the top and then warps reality by looking back at

  5. says:

    During my adolescent years a short run program on television was Brooklyn Bridge, a show about life in Brooklyn during the 1950s The last line of the show s theme song was that place just over the Brooklyn Bridge will always be home to me When I think of Brooklyn, my mind goes ba

  6. says:

    Loved it from page 1Slow paced and really descriptive but I loved it.I really enjoyed learning about life back then for the NolansHighs and lows of life and daily experience I was so emotionally attached to Francie She was a brillant character and I loved her to pieces

  7. says:

    I had heard of this book quite frequently, but for some reason or another never picked it up Then years ago, my book club decided to read it What a Joy What a Pleasure I loved reading about this young girl who loved to read as much as I did How I could relate to her love of going to the library

  8. says:

    Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time Then your time on earth will be filed with glory A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty SmithThis may well be one of the top 5 books I have ever read It is an amazing piece of fiction one of those books that stays with you

  9. says:

    My story of this book I never read this back during my school days though I was probably given the opportunity I had two elective English classes where we were given a choice between three books, this was probably one but I chose another Sometime within the passing years I bought a copy and put it in the book s

  10. says:

    Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has been passed down through at least three or four generations and is highly regarded as a classic novel perfect for any young adult bent on entering adulthood and escaping from the gaping clutches of a complicated childhood While it was not for those reasons that I first picked

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