A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER / 1989]
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITON  READER'S DIGEST / WORLD'S BEST READING
Heavyweight gilded hardcover.
Features decorative frontispiece, leatherette spine, original inserts. Full page illustrations by Mario Stasolla.
Book is in very good condition. Mild wear to cover. Reads good as new.
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.