A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

This classic novel follows the life of Francie Nolan, a young girl growing up in the slums of early 20th century Brooklyn. The narrative explores her experiences with poverty, her pursuit of education, and her dreams of a better life. The tree in the title serves as a symbol of her resilience and hope, growing and thriving despite the harsh conditions around it, much like Francie herself.

The 186th greatest book of all time


Published
1943
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-500
Words
145,092
Original Language
English