A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I purchased this book. I never finished it. It seemed to seriously lack any sort of rhythm. I kept hoping a plot would come about but... I guess I eventually gave up on it. I never did finish reading it.
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.
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