Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Dec 12th, 2020 Rapti B


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant read about Katie and Johnny Nolan, and their kids Francie and Neeley Nolan. A powerful metaphor of the Tree of Heaven, which flourishes everywhere, it is set in Brooklyn of the early 1900s. It’s beautifully sentimental, following the daily lives of these children as they navigate a childhood full of poverty, yet with dreams in their eyes. It’s a book that’ll make you reach deep within your mind to your childhood, and pull out memories that you thought were forgotten and make you reflect anew on them. An extraordinary story of ordinary lives…


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