Aug 6, 2009

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Jenny of TakeMeAway.

"It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic!"

My Throwback Thursday pick is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Sadly, I've never read this book before. I've heard such great things about it, and I'm looking forward to reading it . A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first published in 1943, and has become a classic. It has also been turned into a movie and a musical.

From Amazon: Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive.

I would love to hear your comments about my Throwback Thursday pick, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.


  1. I've read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." It's been a long while. If I had time, I would reread it.

  2. Yay, I'm glad you're doing throwback thursday too!

    This is also one that I've wanted to read for a while. I never really knew what it was about but I've heard good things about it.


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