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The American classic about a young girl's coming of age at the turn of the century.

"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...It is a poignant and deeply understanding story of childhood and family relationships. The Nolans lived in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn from 1902 until 1919...Their daughter Francie and their son Neely knew more than their fair share of the privations and sufferings that are the lot of a great city's poor. Primarily this is Francie's book. She is a superb feat of characterization, an imaginative, alert, resourceful child. And Francie's growing up and beginnings of wisdom are the substance of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."
--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

Paperback, 432 pages
Published on August 1, 1988 by Harpercollins Publisher
ISBN-10: 0060801263
ISBN-13: 9780060801267
4 Book Reviews
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  • lunarqueen
    lunarqueenThursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:50 am55 stars
    One of the absolute best I've ever read! Highly recommend.
    • lunarqueen
      lunarqueenThursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:43 am55 stars
      This book is a must read! One of the best I've ever read!
      • Book MonsterTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:33 am
        It was one of the best book I ever read.
        • teacher_1433
          Cindy BitzerTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:46 am
          A wonderful book. This is one of my most favorite books of all time.