A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 493
ISBN: 144207731X
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Release: 2009-11-10
Editor: Paw Prints
Language: en

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0060995289
Available:
Release: 1998-07-01
Editor: Harpercollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0330296027
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 487
ISBN: 9780099427575
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Release: 1992-09
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 suffering that were the lot of New York's poor. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the story of Francie, an imaginative, alert, resourceful child, and of her family.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0062096958
Available:
Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780061120077
Available:
Release: 2006-05-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

Tomorrow Will Be Better

Tomorrow Will Be Better
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062988690
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Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A rediscovered treasure." — Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post From Betty Smith, author of the beloved classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes a poignant story of love, marriage, poverty, and hope set in 1920s Brooklyn. Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work, poverty, and pain has worn them down. Her mother's resentment toward being a housewife and her father's inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple—to find a husband, have children, and live in a nice home—one where her children will never know the terror of want or the need to hide from quarreling parents. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks her dreams might be fulfilled, but a devastating loss rattles her to her core and challenges her life-long optimism. As she struggles to come to terms with the unexpected path her life has taken, Margy must decide whether to accept things as they are or move firmly in the direction of what she truly wants. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and filled with the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and warmhearted humor that only Betty Smith could write.

Betty Smith Life of the Author of a Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith  Life of the Author of a Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow
Pages: 444
ISBN: 098272070X
Available:
Release: 2010-05
Editor: Independent Author
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" captured the imagination of readers in 1943. In the first published biography of Smith, the real-life stories behind the heroes in her novel are told.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 1943
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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DISCOVERING DAISY

DISCOVERING DAISY
Author: Betty Neels,Reiko Kishida
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9784596069085
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Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: Harlequin / SB Creative
Language: en

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Daisy attended a party where she felt out of place, so she stayed quietly in a corner, feeling miserable. After an unknown man treated her kindly, she began harboring a crush on him. A few days later, she is helping her father out at his antiques shop, and the same man appears! The man is a Dutchman named Jules, a doctor with a fiancée, so Daisy’s love was quickly squashed. Disappointed, she had to bring an antique that was his family’s treasure to his home in the Netherlands, but she never expects their a reunion to be like this!

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Study Guide for Betty Smith s  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Pages: 60
ISBN: 137537544X
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Celeste Holm Syndrome

Celeste Holm Syndrome
Author: David Lazar
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781496200457
Available:
Release: 2020-10-01
Editor: University of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this essay collection David Lazar looks to our intimate relationships with characters, both well-known and lesser known, from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Veering through considerations of melancholy and wit, sexuality and gender, and the surrealism of comedies of the self in an uncanny world, mixed with his own autobiographical reflections of cinephilia, Lazar creates an alluring hybrid of essay forms as he moves through the movies in his mind. Character actors from the classical era of the 1930s through the 1950s including Thelma Ritter, Oscar Levant, Martin Balsam, Nina Foch, Elizabeth Wilson, Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, and the eponymous Celeste Holm all make appearances in these considerations of how essential character actors were, and remain, to cinema.

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062988638
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Betty Smith, author of the beloved American classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully uplifting tale of young love and marriage. In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law—and there they marry. But Carl and Annie’s first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated as they find themselves in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, they come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love, will help them make it through. A moving and unforgettable story, Joy in the Morning is “a glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible.” (Chicago Tribune)

Twentieth Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox
Author: Aubrey Solomon
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9780810842441
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Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlike any previous volume on a film studio, this in-depth history is told from a corporate viewpoint, covering the trends that influenced film-making, profit-making incentives, and the creative policies resulting in films like The Grapes of Wrath, The Snake Pit, The Robe, Cleopatra, The Towering Inferno, and Star Wars. The book spans the birth of the movies; the rise of the studio system; the coming of sound; the Consent Decrees; the development of CinemaScope; the growth of independent production; and the video revolution. Available in paperback 2001.

Betty Smith

Betty Smith
Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow
Pages: 430
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131741006
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Release: 2008
Editor: Wolfs Pond Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" captured the imagination of readers in 1943. In the first published biography of Smith, the real-life stories behind the heroes in her novel are told.

Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings
Author: Robert McCloskey
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781101654835
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Release: 1999-02-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Robert McCloskey's unusual and stunning pictures have long been a delight for their fun as well as their spirit of place."—The Horn Book Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arive safely at their new home. This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions. This classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston is available for the first time in a full-sized paperback edition. Make Way for Ducklings has been described as "one of the merriest picture books ever" (The New York Times). Ideal for reading aloud, this book deserves a place of honor on every child's bookshelf. "This delightful picture book captures the humor and beauty of one special duckling family. ... McClosky's illustrations are brilliant and filled with humor. The details of the ducklings, along with the popular sights of Boston, come across wonderfully. The image of the entire family proudly walking in line is a classic."—The Barnes & Noble Review "The quaint story of the mallard family's search for the perfect place to hatch ducklings. ... For more than fifty years kids have been entertained by this warm and wonderful story."—Children's Literature

As An Oak Tree Grows

As An Oak Tree Grows
Author: G. Brian Karas
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698171336
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Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all. This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.

When Books Went To War

When Books Went To War
Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780544535176
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Heartwarming.” — New York Times “Whether or not you’re a book lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly “A readable, accessible addition to World War II literature [and] a book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books about books.” — Boston Globe “Four stars [out of four] . . . A cultural history that does much to explain modern America.” — USA Today When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring story of the Armed Services Editions, and a treasure for history buffs and book lovers alike. “A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account . . . I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America
Author: George C. Edwards
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780300249651
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Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new edition of the best‑known book critiquing the U.S. electoral collegeIn this third edition of the definitive book on the unique system by which Americans choose a president—and why that system should be changed—George Edwards includes a new chapter focusing on the 2016 election.“As the U.S. hurtles toward yet another election in which the popular vote loser may become president, Edwards’s book is essential reading. It clearly and methodically punctures myths about the Electoral College’s benefits.”—Richard L. Hasen, author of The Voting Wars“Supported by both history and data, George Edwards convincingly argues the Electoral College is anti‑democratic, anti‑equality, and anti‑common sense. We should dismantle it, and soon.”—Kent Greenfield, author of Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Crumbs from the Table of Joy
Author: Lynn Nottage
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0822215721
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Release: 1998
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE STORY: Recently widowed Godfrey, and his daughters Ernestine and Ermina, move from Florida to Brooklyn for a better life. Not knowing how to parent, Godfrey turns to religion, and especially to Father Divine, for answers. The girls absorb their