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Betty Smith Message Board 12/19/2007 11:45:06 PM
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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Francie Nolan spends her young years struggling with poverty, and her father's alcohol abuse. Her mother and grandmother stress the fact that education is the only way to beat poverty and make Francie and her brother Neeley read a page from Shakesphere and from the Bible every night. This novel describes the courtship between Francie's parents Katie Rommely and Johnny Nolan and relates it to their current position. Francie begins school and hates the way...