Francie Nolan learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is romantic and hungry for beauty, like her father. She is also deeply practical and in constant need of truth, like her mother. And like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive.
Friday, October 1, 2010
October ~ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943
Our book for October is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1896-1972), published 67 years ago. Synopsis: