A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author: Betty Smith
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9781417681419
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A young girl from an impoverished family comes of age in Brooklyn at the turn of the 20th-century.

Cliffsnotes On Smith S A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author: Sheri Karmiol
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 0470414723
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you explore life in early 20th-century Brooklyn as you follow the maturation of Francie Nolan and her family, which includes a hard-drinking father and the economic cost associated with that. But no matter the struggles that Francie encounters on her way to becoming an independent woman, her tenacity in creating the best life for herself that she can is inescapable. Ultimately her determination to succeed is like the tree that grows in the courtyard where Francie grows up, a tree called the Tree of Heaven, which always grows, regardless of whether or not it is watered, and which symbolizes the strength to survive, just as Francie survives. This study guide carefully walks you through Francie’s journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Betty Smith. Other features that help you study include An overview of the novel A list of characters, including analyses of major characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Analyses of major themes and symbols A glossary of important terms and phrases from the novel Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Cliffsnotes On Smith S A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author: Sheri Metzger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184319
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you explore life in early 20th-century Brooklyn as you follow the maturation of Francie Nolan and her family, which includes a hard-drinking father and the economic cost associated with that. But no matter the struggles that Francie encounters on her way to becoming an independent woman, her tenacity in creating the best life for herself that she can is inescapable. Ultimately her determination to succeed is like the tree that grows in the courtyard where Francie grows up, a tree called the Tree of Heaven, which always grows, regardless of whether or not it is watered, and which symbolizes the strength to survive, just as Francie survives. This study guide carefully walks you through Francie's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Betty Smith. Other features that help you study include: An overview of the novel A list of characters, including analyses of major characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Analyses of major themes and symbols A glossary of important terms and phrases from the novel Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Study Guide For Betty Smith S A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410361128
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A Study Guide for Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Maggie Now

Author: Betty Smith
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780062120205
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Betty Smith, the beloved author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, weaves a riveting modern myth out of the experiences of her own life in this rediscovered classic. In Brooklyn's unforgiving urban jungle, Maggie Moore is torn between answering her own needs and catering to the desirous men who dominate her life. Confronted by her quarrelsome Irish immigrant father, the feckless lover who may become her husband, and others, Maggie must learn to navigate a cycle of loss, separation, and hope as she forges her own path toward happiness. With characteristic warmth, compelling insight, and easy, conversational prose, Betty Smith's Maggie-Now poignantly illuminates one woman's struggles and successes as she grapples with timeless questions of desire, duty, self-sacrifice, and the quest for fulfillment. Maggie-Now is an unforgettable masterpiece from one of the twentieth century's greatest talents.

Pick Yourself Up

Author: Charlotte Greenspan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779791
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In a career that spanned nearly five decades, Dorothy Fields penned the words to more than four hundred songs, among them mega-hits such as "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." While Fields's name may be known mainly to connoisseurs, her contributions to our popular culture--indeed, our national consciousness--have been remarkable. In Pick Yourself Up, Charlotte Greenspan offers the most complete, serious treatment of Fields's life and work to date, tracing her rise to prominence in a male-dominated world.

Back To The Best Books

Author: Marilyn Green Faulkner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453508120
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Improve your reading—Improve your life. Are you bored by best sellers you can’t remember a week later? Is your book group ready for more meaningful discussions? Have TV and movies got your brain on autopilot? Back to the Best Books explores 36 great works of literature, some that you know (Twain, Bronte) and some you might not (Undset, Cronin) that will bring you new insights about your own life. Inside you’ll find: • Jane Austen—Looking for love in all the wrong places • Betty Smith—Recession lessons from the depression • William Faulkner—Road trips and self-discovery • Anne Tyler—Putting the fun into dysfunctional • Charles Dickens—Changing the world one child at a time The perfect guide for book groups, students, and casual readers who are ready to take it up a notch! If you’re feeling the need to get your brain in gear, your relationships in order and your life on track, then it’s time to get Back to the Best Books.

Carney S House Party Winona S Pony Cart

Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062094270
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“Some characters become your friends for life. That’s how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy.” —Judy Blume “I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar to Betsy Ray’s….As I read...I felt that I was having an unexpected and welcome peek into Granny’s childhood.” —Ann M. Martin, author of The Baby-sitter's Club Two of Maud Hart Lovelace’s beloved Deep Valley books join the Harper Perennial Modern Classics library, next to other enduring favorites like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird and Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books. This beautiful combination edition of Carney's House Party and Winona's Pony Cart features a foreword by author Melissa Wiley and a never-before-published biography of Lovelace illustrator Vera Neville.

Emily Of Deep Valley

Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062094289
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“I re-read these books every year, marveling at how a world so quaint—shirtwaists! Pompadours! Merry Widow hats!—can feature a heroine who is undeniably modern.” —Laura Lippman “There are three authors whose body of work I have reread more than once over my adult life: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Maud Hart Lovelace.” —Anna Quindlen Often considered Maud Hart Lovelace’s best novel, Emily of Deep Valley is now back in print. This gorgeous volume includes a new foreword by acclaimed young adult author Mitali Perkins, and compelling historical material about the real people who inspired Lovelace’s beloved characters. Emily of Deep Valley joins the Harper Perennial Modern Classics library next to other enduring favorites like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books.