E–pub Scarica (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
Crazy Love jOrry about their well being where children freuented the penny candy store and rode on paper routes after school This was the Brooklyn of the 1950s yet by immersing myself in Betty Smith s timeless A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for two days I entered into an environment that was both wholesome and dangerous and a perfect setting for coming of age the Brooklyn of the 1910s Francie Nolan was born December 15 1901 the eldest child of Johnny and Katie Nolan The Nolan parents may have been born in Brooklyn but both only had an eighth grade education and had been working in factories from the time they were fourteen By the time they married as older teenagers the Nolans were relegated to a life in the tenements living paycheck to paycheck The only way they could afford their apartment was through Katie working as aanitress in the building Here is where we first meet Francie age eleven a girl who her grandmother Mary Rommely noted was destined for a special life As Francie and her brother Neeley aged one year younger came of age they had to endure many hardships Between Johnny s drinking and Katie s meager earnings there was no telling where the family s next meal would come from Yet Katie persevered because she wanted her children to have a better life than the one she had She had Francie and Neeley read a page of the Bible and a page of Shakespeare each night before bed and exchanged her work as a anitor for piano lessons from two spinster women who lived downstairs Between this self education and Johnny s constant lessons in civics and politics the Nolan children had education than their parents ever had One place that was free was the public library Francie was determined to read one book a day for the rest of her life Through reading she uplifted herself from the rest of her neighborhood despite the extreme poverty in which she lived Katie taught her children to be proud of their station in life and never accept charity Through hard work religion and education the next generation would endure I thought these messages were timeless as well as the sisterly chats between Katie and her sisters Sissy and Evy which eventually grew to include Francie when she reached her teen years Girls grew up fast then a girl freuenting the library one day to a teen working in a factory the next I thought Francie s exchanges with Katie and Sissy about life were especially poignant as I watched Francie grow up before my eyes Betty Smith was born December 15 1896 five years before Francie Nolan A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was her first novel and an autobiographical account of her life until she left for college It generated much acclaim even initially because as writer Anna uindlen points out in her forward that no matter what station in life you are in a person can see oneself in Francie Nolan Perhaps if I had read this book when I was eleven I may have thought this way Yet by reading this classic for the first time as an adult I found it to be a charming historical fiction coming of age story however not one that left me bawling and would change my life For an adolescent girl reading this for the first time A Tree Grows in Brooklyn would be a special experience As Francie is about to leave her childhood behind she points out that Brooklyn is a special place not like New York and one has to be from there to understand it These sentiments echoed uindlen s writing as I came to experience the magic of early 20th century Brooklyn Betty Smith ties up her ending happily because this is what happens in the first part of her life She would go on to be a novelist and playwright and a reader can expect the same bright things for Francie Nolan For an eleven year old girl reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a magical experience and sure fire five star read As an adult I can appreciate the life lessons learned as well as the timeless of I enjoyed my time with Francie and her family and rate this classic 45 shining stars Yup reading it AGAINI sob and I mean sob every time I read this book It s such a simple story Francie Nolan is a smart little girl who s trying to find beauty in her sometimes ugly always poverty stricken life Her adored father is wonderful but too plagued by his own demons to support his family Her mother loves her children fiercely but is often harsh because she thinks it s her ob to keep them grounded in reality oh and she seems to love Francie s brother Her aunt is a bit of a floozy but is still kind and generous Together this family lives dirt poor in Brooklyn And that s it But from this simple premise grows a tender heartbreaking story It s the only book that fills me with sadness ust by thinking about it Also this is another of those books that I fear will fade away It s ust not that flashy and it is long I m always saddened at how much length plays a part in what my students choose to read Please
Buy It Some Books Give Young Girls Dreams Of Ponies it Some books give young girls dreams of ponies and visions of eternal love This book is not one of themIf I were to make a metaphor this book would be the euivalent of the ice bucket challenge It offers no platitu. Zzo più bello e più attaccato alla bottiglia del vicinato ualcuno infine le sussurrerà mezze parole sull'allegro comportamento di sua zia Sissy con gli uomini Francie ascolterà e ogni parola sarà per lei una pugnalata al cuore ma troverà come sempre la forza per reagire poiché lei è una bambina destinata a diventare una donna sensibile e vera forte come l'albero che stretto fra il cemento di Brooklyn alza rami sempre più alti al cie. ,
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Betty Smith s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has been passed down through at least three or four generations and is highly regarded as a classic novel perfect for any young adult bent on entering adulthood and escaping from the gaping clutches of a complicated childhood While it was not for those reasons that I first picked up Brooklyn I came to regard it as one of the finest books that I had ever read At first glance it is a very deceitful book short words spaced nicely apart and a largish font size However as I began to become enveloped in the life of a young Brooklyn girl dreaming of becoming big I realized that this tale was not as easy as the superficial first glance had led me to believeFor one Francie s sufferings and trials from being the unloved child gave me a special odd sort of comfort If she could survive no flourish living in the slums of Brooklyn with a drunk Irish father and a mother who was not always there for her why could I not do so in absolute comfort Granted my father is not a drunk nor is he Irish and my mother is always there for me Still as every young adult feels at one point during this trying time I have often thought that there was no one to whom I could turn for steady supportSecondly Betty Smith wrote the novel in a fluid page turning manner Her every word supports and encourages the next while also performing the duty of enticing the reader to keep marching onward She writes simply and plainly a very modern woman in a time where their position in society was shiftingShe created in Francie a heroine worthy of comparison to Jane Austen s beloved Elizabeth Bennet or Elinor Dashwood Bold daring smart and at the same time reserved wise creative and thoughtful Smith wrote a protagonist not only for the shifting ways of the early 20th century but for all time Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time Then your time on earth will be filed with glory A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty SmithThis may well be one of the top 5 books I have ever read It is an amazing piece of fiction one of those books that stays with you long after you ve read it This was Betty Smith s first novel and it is an American classic it was an immediate bestseller when it was published in 1943 Smith drew from her own experience growing up in Loved it from page 1Slow paced and really descriptive but I loved itI really enjoyed learning about life back then for the NolansHighs and lows of life and daily experience I was so emotionally attached to Francie She was a brillant character and I loved her to pieces Well the tree grows very slowly and with exhaustive detailCouldn t get through this one Actually that s not entirely true I could have And I don t mean that in the way of a mountain climber who ust couldn t make it to the top and then warps reality by looking back at it No it s like couldn t as in I
couldn t eat another hashbrown from my McDonald s breakfast Sure I COULD have It ustt eat another hashbrown from my McDonald s breakfast Sure I COULD have It ust t seem worth the painI get why this book is a classic I think My brother AND I ARGUE ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME HE I argue about this all the time He like it s important to watch a movie like Casablanca because it s historically significant to the medium of film He makes the point that without Casablanca there is no Ghostbusters okay he doesn t point to Ghostbusters but he should if he ever wants to get any traction with ME This book is definitely of interest as a historical document An historical document You know what I m not done talking about Ghostbusters so we better stick with a historical documentThe book is excruciatingly detailed about day to day life in Brooklyn during the early 1900 s down to what they had at the candy store I shit you not there s a page and a half describing the purchase of a pickle The WHY of a pickle purchase The best practices The roles played by both seller and buyer And here I am enormous pickles in plastic sleeves of uice at every gas station in town What I m saying is this is a great thing to have as it records what was happening in that time period and also records the day to day life of a family that s ust this side of poor Not a war not a huge event Just what happens at your average Brooklyn pickle placeSo I get why it s important but that doesn t mean I want to read it My brother would tell you that without Casablanca there is no Ghostbusters and I can t disagree with that But I like Ghostbusters I don t like Casablanca And with books and movies we re lucky enough to be in an age where there is good material out there than people can consume in a lifetime I am wholly convinced that I will never read every book that I would truly enjoy which is messed up Really messed up But it s true and that means there s really no time to waste on something that though not terrible ust isn t doing much for me Dear God let me be something every minute of every hour of my life Let me be gay let me be sad Let me be cold let me be warm Let me be hungryhave too much to eat Let me be ragged or well dressed Let me be sincere be deceitful Let me be truthful let me be a liar Let me be honorable and let me sin Onl. È l'estate del 1912 a Brooklyn I raggi obliui del sole illuminano il cortile della casa dove abita Francie Nolan riscaldano la vecchia palizzata consunta e le chiome dell'albero che come grandi ombrelli verdi riparano la dimora dei Nolan Alcuni a Brooklyn lo chiamano l'Albero del Paradiso perché è l'unica pianta che germogli sul cemento e cresca rigoglioso nei uartieri popolari Insieme a suo fratello Neeley Francie raccoglie pezzi di stag. ,
Y let me be something every blessed minute And when I sleep let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lostDon t say that It s not better to die Who wants to die Everything struggles to live Look at that tree growing up there from the grating It gets no sun and water only when it rains It s growing out of sour earth And it s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strongOh I wish I was young again when everything seemed so wonderfulWell a person can cry for only so long Then she has to find something else to do with her timeI know that s what people say you ll get over it I d say it too But I know it s not true Oh you ll be happy again never fear But you won t forget My story of this book I never read this back during my school days though I was probably given the opportunity I had two elective English classes where we were given a choice between three books this was probably one but I chose another Sometime within the passing years I bought a copy and put it in the book shelf that is next to my television where it has stared at me for years subtly asking ng is it my turn yet When my friend Brina said she was reading this book and did anyone want to read Al ng with her I looked at the book and thought go for it It was finally this books turn I opened the pageStarted reading and fell in love with the story of Francie and her family living in Brooklyn during the early 1900 s Kate her mother a very strong woman who worked extremely hard Johnny her charming hard drinking Irish father and her brother Neely a short year younger than herself Francie was a remarkable character how she thinks the special love she had for her father who despite his drinking managed to be there when she really needed him We read as this family weathers changes in livelihood living conditions and the many changes taking place in the world Although it was Brooklyn it could have been my neighborhood in Chicago sixty years later when I was growing up Somethings had changed my neighborhood was Irish Polish and Italian and instead of being secluded but ethnicity we all played together in the streets sidewalks and alleys If there was any division it was between those who were Catholic and went to Catholic school and the public s as we called them who did not There were still corner stores and our mothers not driving we were often sent to the stores Hard drinking Irishmen we had those too the ones who closed the bars and walked home weaving but singing This book was so easy to identify with the characters so realistic well I was smitten wanted good things to happen for them The one thing that has changed from back then that I envied them for was the closeness of families where everyone worked together remained close We don t have this any in this global world and that s a shame imoWould I have appreciated all the nuances of family life within this story the struggles they went through if I had read this when I was in school I think not I think reading this as an adult I was able to identify and understand what each decision cost them how hard they fought for survival I think I read this at the perfect time plus Now It Is No it is no staring at me unread I had heard of this book uite freuently but for some reason or another never picked it up Then years ago my book club decided to read it What a Joy What a Pleasure I loved reading about this young girl who loved to read as much as I did How I could relate to her love of going to the library and finding that special book that treasure Thus this book became my treasure It holds a place on my favorite book listFrancie Nolan is a very poor young girl living in the slums of Williamsburg Her father is an alcoholic who breezes in and out of their lives But in Francie s eyes he is a prince Children often do not see their parent s
"flaws or perhaps "or perhaps have the gift of overlooking She has her father s heart and desperately tries to capture the heart of her hardworking often harsh Mother Her life is rough She is a girl who loves to look out her front window on Saturday nights who loves the chalk and short pencils brought home to her She finds pleasure in the things she can while enduring hardships such as no or little heat lack of proper food loneliness assault and loss She has an interesting Aunt who always has a boyfriend My grandmother would call her a harlot I would also call her loving and kind to her niece and nephewThis book stirs the emotions of the reader There is sadness in this book but there is also survival hope strength and determination The character try their hardest They are flawed make mistakes but always try to do the right thing Beautifully written bookSee of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostcom During my adolescent years a short run program on television was Brooklyn Bridge a show about life in Brooklyn during the 1950s The last line of the show s theme song was that place ust over the Brooklyn Bridge will always be home to me When I think place ust over the Brooklyn Bridge will always be home to me When I think Brooklyn my mind goes back to a wholesome time when city children could stay out late and parents did not have to Nola che si trovano nei pacchetti di sigarette e nelle gomme da masticare stracci carta pezzi di metallo e li vende in cambio di ualche cent Francie se ne va a zonzo per Brooklyn Lungo il tragitto forse ualcuno le ricorderà che è un peccato che una donna così graziosa come sua madre ventinove anni capelli neri e occhi scuri debba lavare i pavimenti per mantenere tutta la famiglia ualcun altro magari le parlerà di Johnny suo padre il raga.