A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Author:Betty Smith A Tree Grows in Brooklyn — A Literary Guild Selection — -------------------------- — A young girl's awakening .. — Born into a poor slum family, Francie Nolan learned about life too soon... — She learned that her father was a hopeless drunk ... that her brother would always be the favored child ... that her beautiful Aunt Sissy liked too many men too... more » well ... that her mother would always try to dominate her life.
Brimming with he heartaches, joys and passions of youth, this is a sensitive yet frankly realistic novel about a yount girl's coming of age.« less
-I have read this book about once a year for the last 45 years and have never tired of it. It is primarily a reminder that I have many things to be thankful for. Francie's devotion to her Papa was nothing less than phenomenal. I have tried the hot chocolate the way they describe it...wonderful! To stretch what little meat they had, Mama would mash one of the weekly loaves of stale bread into a paste with water, add the meat with onion and whatever else was there, bake it and that was dinner. There are so many other things and it is so well written that I often felt I was experiencing everything right along side Francie.
-This is my favorite book of all time.