A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 430
ISBN: 0060801263
Available:
Release: 1947
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A poignant story of childhood and family relationships.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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

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: 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
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tomorrow Will Be Better

Tomorrow Will Be Better
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062988690
Available:
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.

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: un

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: 624
ISBN: 0062096958
Available:
Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: un

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.

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.

DISCOVERING DAISY

DISCOVERING DAISY
Author: Betty Neels,Reiko Kishida
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9784596070319
Available:
Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: Harlequin / SB Creative
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

Betty Smith

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

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.

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062988638
Available:
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)

Someone

Someone
Author: Alice McDermott
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781408847251
Available:
Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015 LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014 Someone begins on the stoop of a Brooklyn apartment building where Marie is waiting for her father to come home from work. It is the 1920s and in her Irish-American enclave the stories of her neighbours unfold before her short-sighted eyes. As the years pass Marie's own history plays out against the backdrop of a changing world. This is the story of one life in all its devastating pains and unexpected joys; its bursts of brilliant clarity and moments of profound confusion. Fragments of a curious childhood, of adolescent sexual awakenings, of motherhood and, finally, old age are pieced together in this resonant tale of an unremarkable, unforgettable woman.

Twice a Daughter

Twice a Daughter
Author: Julie Ryan McGue
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781647420512
Available:
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: She Writes Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Julie is adopted. She is also a twin. Because their adoption was closed, she and her sister lack both a health history and their adoption papers—which becomes an issue for Julie when, at forty-eight years old, she finds herself facing several serious health issues. To launch the probe into her closed adoption, Julie first needs the support of her sister. The twins talk things over, and make a pact: Julie will approach their adoptive parents for the adoption paperwork and investigate search options, and the sisters will split the costs involved in locating their birth relatives. But their adoptive parents aren’t happy that their daughters want to locate their birth parents—and that is only the first of many obstacles Julie will come up against as she digs into her background. Julie’s search for her birth relatives spans eight years and involves a search agency, a PI, a confidential intermediary, a judge, an adoption agency, a social worker, and a genealogist. By journey’s end, what began as a simple desire for a family medical history has evolved into a complicated quest—one that unearths secrets, lies, and family members that are literally right next door.

168 Hours

168 Hours
Author: Laura Vanderkam
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101432945
Available:
Release: 2010-05-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are 168 hours in a week. This book is about where the time really goes, and how we can all use it better. It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. With the rise of two-income families, extreme jobs, and 24/7 connectivity, life is so frenzied we can barely find time to breathe. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or else, if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices. To get ahead at work we spend less time with our spouses. To carve out more family time, we put off getting in shape. To train for a marathon, we cut back on sleep. There has to be a better way-and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff. They focus on what they do best and what only they can do. When plans go wrong and they run out of time, only their lesser priorities suffer. It's not always easy, but the payoff is enormous. Vanderkam shows that it really is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, take piano lessons, and write a novel without giving up quality time for work, family, and other things that really matter. The key is to start with a blank slate and to fill up your 168 hours only with things that deserve your time. Of course, you probably won't read to your children at 2:00 am, or skip a Wednesday morning meeting to go hiking, but you can cut back on how much you watch TV, do laundry, or spend time on other less fulfilling activities. Vanderkam shares creative ways to rearrange your schedule to make room for the things that matter most. 168 Hours is a fun, inspiring, practical guide that will help men and women of any age, lifestyle, or career get the most out of their time and their lives.

The Heroine s Bookshelf

The Heroine s Bookshelf
Author: Erin Blakemore
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062016645
Available:
Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A testament to inspirational women throughout literature, Erin Blakemore’s exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors shows today’s women how to best tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence, grace, vitality and aplomb. This collection of unforgettable characters—including Anne Shirley, Jo March, Scarlett O’Hara, and Jane Eyre—and outstanding authors—like Jane Austen, Harper Lee, and Laura Ingalls Wilder—is an impassioned look at literature’s most compelling heroines, both on the page and off. Readers who found inspiration in books by Toni Morrison, Maud Hart Lovelace, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Alice Walker, or who were moved by literary-themed memoirs like Shelf Discovery and Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, get ready to return to the well of women’s classic literature with The Heroine's Bookshelf.

Panic in a Suitcase

Panic in a Suitcase
Author: Yelena Akhtiorskaya
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101638262
Available:
Release: 2014-07-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A virtuosic debut [and] a wry look at immigrant life in the global age.” —Vogue Having left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a sense of finality, the Nasmertov family has discovered that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they had imagined. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, returning is just a matter of a plane ticket, and the Russian-owned shops in their adopted neighborhood stock even the most obscure comforts of home. Pursuing the American Dream once meant giving up everything, but does the dream still work if the past refuses to grow distant and mythical, remaining alarmingly within reach? If the Nasmertov parents can afford only to look forward, learning the rules of aspiration, the family’s youngest, Frida, can’t help looking back—and asking far too many questions. Yelena Akhtiorskaya’s exceptional debut has been hailed not only as the great novel of Brighton Beach but as a “breath of fresh air … [and] a testament to Akhtiorskaya’s wit, generosity, and immense talent as a young American author” (NPR).

Rodin s Debutante

Rodin s Debutante
Author: Ward Just
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780547504209
Available:
Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “beguiling and unnerving” novel of a young man haunted by an act of violence, from the award-winning author of An Unfinished Season (Booklist, starred review). As a small-town boy in the early twentieth century, Lee Goodell learned about a brutal crime—and the efforts of his father, a judge, to help cover it up. Lee would go on to attend a private boys’ school, become a sculptor, become familiar with both Chicago’s gritty South Side and its wealthy, intellectual Hyde Park, and get married. But it is his reunion with a girl from his childhood, a victim of a sexual assault she cannot remember, that will spur him to contemplate the event that marked the end of his boyhood and the beginning of his understanding of the world, in this sprawling, powerful novel by “one of the most accomplished and admirable American writers” (The Washington Post Book World). “An achievement . . . [that] fuses the romanticism of the early Kerouac and his mentor, Thomas Wolfe, with the wry humor of Richard Yates.” —The New York Times Book Review “Rodin’s Debutante is a surprising story, never going where you expect it to, and Just’s spare prose packs a solid emotional punch.” —Entertainment Weekly

Twentieth Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox
Author: Aubrey Solomon
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9780810842441
Available:
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.

Poems for Warriors A Collection of Poems from the Battle

Poems for Warriors  A Collection of Poems from the Battle
Author: Jason a. Muckley
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1717805833
Available:
Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We are at war. Life is a battle. Every day we fight for joy, peace

The Second Mrs Hockaday

The Second Mrs  Hockaday
Author: Susan Rivers
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781616207366
Available:
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation—and the next—began to see their world anew.