A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)

4.24 avg rating
( 301,293 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061120077: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)

A novel which was first published in 1944 and tells the story of a turn-of-the-century immigrant family struggling to survive and rise above the squalor, poverty and violence surrounding their Brooklyn tenement home. It features a colourful cast of relatives and neighbours.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny candy connoisseur and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colourful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men and a brother who will always be the favoured child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published more than 50 years ago. Her frank writing about life's squalor was alarming to some of the more genteel society, but the book's humour and pathos ensured its place in the realm of classics--and in the hearts of readers, young and old. (Ages 10 and up) --Emilie Coulter, Amazon.com

Review:

"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." ( New York Times)

"This story radiates life." ( Daily Telegraph)

"One of the books of the century" ( New York Public Library)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Smith, Betty
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800611200770000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Smith, Betty
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061120073

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.79
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Smith, Betty
Published by PERENNIAL (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PERENNIAL, 2006. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780061120077

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.18
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Smith, Betty
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 810039

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.18
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Betty Smith
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rough Cut. 211 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061120077

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Betty Smith
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rough Cut. 211 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061120077

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Smith, Betty/ Quindlen, Anna (FRW)
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith'sA 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. Bookseller Inventory # BAA-B-3619615

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Smith, Betty
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classi (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classi, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061120073

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.38
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Smith, Betty
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061120073 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4108851

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.18
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Betty Smith
Published by Perennial / Harper-collins
ISBN 10: 0061120073 ISBN 13: 9780061120077
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perennial / Harper-collins. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 493 pages. Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Perennial Library, 2001 This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780061120077

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.15
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book