A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
For all of those on this planet who have never known real poverty, reading this book will help paint the picture for you. This wonderfully sad, charming and triumphant slice of America packs a punch.
Readers over the age of 50 will see the shadows of ethnic tensions they lived with as children.
In the early 20th century, Americans fought a darkness much different that the one we fight now. And they mostly fought it with empty bellies. I loved the people in this story, especially Francie and her dad.
The book breathed new hope into my fears for the future of America.
Really....friends.....ya gotta read this book.
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