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The Resource A tree grows in brooklyn, Betty Smith

A tree grows in brooklyn, Betty Smith

Label
A tree grows in brooklyn
Title
A tree grows in brooklyn
Statement of responsibility
Betty Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house, and warmed the worn wooden fence. Looking at the shafted sun, Francie had that same fine feeling that came when she recalled the poem they recited in school. This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld. The one tree in Francie's yard was neither a pine nor a hemlock. It had pointed leaves which grew along green switches which radiated from the bough and made a tree which looked like a lot of opened green umbrellas. Some people called it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed fell, it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky. It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cement. It grew lushly, but only in the tenements districts
Cataloging source
CNSAP
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Smith, Betty
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Poor families
  • Girls
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
A tree grows in brooklyn, Betty Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn861688122
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
619 p.
Isbn
9780062096951
Isbn Type
: PAP
System control number
(OCoLC)861688122
Label
A tree grows in brooklyn, Betty Smith
Publication
Control code
ocn861688122
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
619 p.
Isbn
9780062096951
Isbn Type
: PAP
System control number
(OCoLC)861688122

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