A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Large Print / Paperback)

By Betty Smith, Anna Quindlen (Foreword by)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the coming-of-age story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. This poignant and moving classic of American literature is filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and incident.

About the Author

BETTY SMITH was born in 1896. She is also the author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Tomorrow Will Be Better, and Maggie-Now. She died in 1972.

ANNA QUINDLEN is the author of several bestselling novels ("Rise and Shine, Blessings, Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue"), and nonfiction books ("Good Dog. Stay., Being Perfect, Loud & Clear, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, How Reading Changed My Life"). She has also written two children's books ("The Tree That Came to Stay, Happily Ever After"). Her "New York Times" column "Public and Private" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in "Newsweek".

Praise For…

“A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life. . . . If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich experience.”
-New York Times

“One of the most dearly beloved and one of the finest books of our day.”
-Orville Prescott

“One of the books of the Century.”
-New York Public Library

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060745943
ISBN-10: 0060745940
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
Publication Date: January 18th, 2005
Pages: 830
Language: English