Posted by: JulieAloha | January 25, 2018

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 39: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. She paints quite a picture of family life in the early 20th century borough of Brooklyn; a patriarchal society where women’s power derived from cunning and smarts, where kids were raised by the streets and subject to any mother, aunt or grandmother within earshot and family meant everything. This book broke my heart in places, brought back memories, taught me things I hadn’t known and made me laugh right out loud over and over again!

Completed 1/25/18, current balance 647.5 points


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