Thoughts on: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
5 Stars , Fiction , Historical Fiction , Latest Posts / September 18, 2011

About: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith is a historical fiction book set in … Brooklyn. The book was published in 1943 and became an instant best seller despite criticism on its content. 528 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics ISBN: 0061120073 My rating for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – 5 Buy & Save on “ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate account on: Ama­zon | Kin­dle | Book Depos­i­tory US | Book Depos­i­tory UK Thoughts: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith is considered an American classic and an essential part of American literature. The book describes life in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn and is a testament for the hope kindled in immigrants who came to the United States. Not surprisingly, this well written book emphasizes the value of good educations, good teachers, community and family. “Before they went to bed, Francie and Neeley had to read a page of the Bible and a page from Shakespeare. That was a rule. Mama used to read the two pages to them each night until they were old enough to read for themselves. To save time, Neeley read the Bible page and Francie read from Shakespeare.” To…

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