A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

(HarperCollins Reader's Guide)

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A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900's, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn

A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900's, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity. His wife Katie scrubs floors to put food on the table and clothes on her childrens' backs, instilling in them the values of being practical and planning ahead.

When Johnny dies, leaving Katie pregnant, Francie, smart, pensive and hoping for something better, cannot believe that life can carry on as before. But with her own determination, and that of her mother behind her, Francie is able to move toward the future of her dreams, completing her education and heading oft to college, always carrying the beloved Brooklyn of her childhood in her heart.

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Ha scritto il 26/08/16
Storia commovente e delicata. La consiglio agli adolescenti, agli adulti decisamente meno. Quello che disturba è la piattezza dei personaggi, con eccezione del padre che è la personalità decisamente meno banale.
Ha scritto il 23/04/16
A amazing coming of age story that touches the heart.
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Ha scritto il 30/07/13
Una novela llena de "Vida"
Historia situada en un barrio de Nueva York a principios de siglo XX, contada por Francie una niña con 8 años al principio de la novela y que termina cuando ésta tiene 18. En ese intervalo, discurre una historia donde se respira barrio, familia, sent ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/03/13
“Dear God,” Francie prayed, “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 hungry ... have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere—be de ...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/01/13
Una joya.

Ha scritto il Jan 31, 2011, 09:21
"Dear God," she prayed, "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 hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere - be deceit ...Continua

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