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Working Titles Book Club (online): A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Submitted by liza_12 on Sat, 01/02/2021 - 5:31pm

Working Title Book Club will be meeting on January 11th at 7pm via Zoom to discuss Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."

Order your copy at the link below, local deliveries are free!

https://www.asburybookcoop.org/book/9780060736262

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZ0vcuqsrzsrEtN9WezvSp-gKlh...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

"From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for growing up in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn, New York demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are raw with honestly and tenderly threaded with family connectedness. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life—from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. Here is an American classic that "cuts right to the heart of life," hails the New York Times. "If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you will deny yourself a rich experience."

Event date: 
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060736262
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018