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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
by Betty Smith

Published: 2008-02-01
Paperback : 528 pages
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Contrast the parent of today with the parents of Frankie and Nellie.
by cjdembow (see profile) 03/22/14

Comment on the women's vindictiveness and meanness to each other, as illustrated by the episode of the women stoning the unmarried mother. How has society changed since the 1910s and has it been for better or worse?
One of the overriding themes of the Nolan women was their reluctance to accept charity, even when it was so obviously necessary. Do we still see this same pride in our society today?
by mabook (see profile) 07/24/11

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I’m in my 60s, and I just read A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN for the first time. So many people told me they loved the book. But they read it when they were youngsters, and I didn’t know how ... (read more)

 
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