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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & Maggie Now: Two Novels by Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Maggie Now Two Novels by Betty Smith Author:Betty Smith A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is the ever-popular best-seller that put Betty Smith in the forefront of popular novelists. It is the story of Francie Nolan and the world of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that made her. A story of tears and laughter, cruelty and compassion, so crowded with life and people that no description can begin to convey its spell. — Ma... more »ggie Now is a Betty Smith heroine in the tradition of Francie Nolan. A Catholic girl of Irish parentage, Maggie Now grew up in Brooklyn at the turn of the century -- a time when old-fashioned virtues were still in vogue. That was why her family and close friends were shocked when, at the age of 23, this practical-minded girl upped and married the handsome, charming ne-er do well Claude Bassett.
Together A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Maggie Now complete a colorful picture of old-time Brooklyn as only a writer with Betty Smith's talent could convey it.
Excerpted from the book cover, a Harper & Row book club edition.« less