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The Resource A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen

A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen

Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Title
A tree grows in Brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house, and warmed the worn wooden fence. Looking at the shafted sun, Francie had that same fine feeling that came when she recalled the poem they recited in school. This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld. The one tree in Francie's yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky. It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cement. It grew lushly, but only in the tenements districts
Member of
Summary
A young girl in a shabby neighborhood lives with dreams in an innocent time before the war
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Storyline
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Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056368
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Perennial classics
Target audience
adult
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56532622
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Current Perennial classics ed.
Extent
xi, 493 pages
Isbn
9780060736262
Lccn
2004057293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56532622
Label
A tree grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith ; with a foreward by Anna Quindlen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A hardcover edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was published in 1943 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56532622
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Current Perennial classics ed.
Extent
xi, 493 pages
Isbn
9780060736262
Lccn
2004057293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56532622

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