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The Resource A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Label
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Title
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Betty Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 PickThe beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family's erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny's taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy's habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans' life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans' daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children of Francie's neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer
Summary
A young girl in a shabby neighborhood lives with dreams in an innocent time before the war
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Award
Great American Read, 2018.
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056368
Cataloging source
DLC
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1896-1972
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Smith, Betty
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5878894c-3569-4beb-8dd3-cb9cfd4941e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780061803024
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5878894c-3569-4beb-8dd3-cb9cfd4941e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061803024
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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