Author: Betty Smith

Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Posted June 12, 2012 in Reviews / 11 Comments
Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

In Brooklyn grows a singular type of tree that is able to flourish in the poorest of conditions, “the only tree that grew out of cement.” Under such a tree, at the turn of the century, grows a young girl named Francie. With an alcoholic, singing waiter father, a hardened but deeply caring mother, and a charming younger brother, Francie faces all the joys and hardships of growing up in the tenements of Brooklyn — from following musical performers through […]