Maggie-Now Author:Betty Smith This is the story of Maggie-Now, who grew up with the green young century among the immigrant Irish and Germans of Brooklyn. Maggie-Now was one of the givers of the world; and inevitably she attracted leaners as a post gathers ivy. — Warm, heart-wise, this story of a wonderful girl growing up in the wonderful world of Brooklyn will rival "A Tree ... more »Grows in Brooklyn" in the affections of its readers.« less
I enjoyed the book (though not nearly as much as Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"), one of my all time favorite books). The main male characters were SO annoying and self-centered, that it detracted from the (otherwise) charm of the book. I enjoy reading about life in a bygone era, so it did not disappoint in that respect.