The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When it was published in 1943, Betty Smith’s novel was celebrated for its starkly honest depiction of life in Brooklyn’s tenements. Today, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is an American classic, handed down from one generation to the next. In the summer of 1912, 11-year-old Francie Nolan is largely oblivious to the grinding poverty that surrounds her. She has everything she needs: her library card, a few pennies from her weekly junk trade, and a reading nook on the fire escape overlooking the neighbors’ courtyard. As the years pass and Francie’s family faces hardships and tragedies, Smith’s stubborn and fiercely intelligent heroine begins to imagine a different and more expansive life for herself. Francie’s spirit is irresistible—and thanks to Smith’s unflinching style, her story feels as relevant today as it did more than 75 years ago.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A classic book everyone should read. Problems in families have not changed much over the years.
Just finished, so good
A tree grows in Brooklyn