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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

(1943)
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Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny candy connoisseur and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colourful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men and a brother who will always be the favoured child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published more than 50 years ago. Her frank writing about life's squalor was alarming to some of the more genteel society, but the book's humour and pathos ensured its place in the realm of classics--and in the hearts of readers, young and old. (Ages 10 and up) --Emilie Coulter, Amazon.com

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Perennial Classics)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7569-5861-X / 978-0-7569-5861-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-4176-8141-1 / 978-1-4176-8141-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-000194-1 / 978-0-06-000194-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 1998 : USA Library Binding

Title: Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith, Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-8085-1462-8 / 978-0-8085-1462-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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July 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-099528-9 / 978-0-06-099528-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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December 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-8161-5813-4 / 978-0-8161-5813-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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January 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-89577-328-7 / 978-0-89577-328-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
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August 1988 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-606-05072-8 / 978-0-606-05072-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-8161-3301-8 / 978-0-8161-3301-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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December 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-89966-303-6 / 978-0-89966-303-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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May 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-434-71302-3 / 978-0-434-71302-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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October 1947 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Maggie-Now
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-013935-8 / 978-0-06-013935-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
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1943 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-9650255-4-3 / 978-0-9650255-4-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Blakiston Company
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] (Perennial Classics)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-073626-7 / 978-0-06-073626-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: A Novel
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-209695-8 / 978-0-06-209695-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-165276-8 / 978-0-06-165276-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPerenM
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-112007-3 / 978-0-06-112007-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-074594-0 / 978-0-06-074594-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-09-942757-5 / 978-0-09-942757-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7493-1378-1 / 978-0-7493-1378-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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December 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-092988-X / 978-0-06-092988-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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January 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-330-28548-3 / 978-0-330-28548-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
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July 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-330-31130-1 / 978-0-330-31130-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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December 1986 : UK Paperback

Title: 311301 Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-330-29602-7 / 978-0-330-29602-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-426-05362-1 / 978-0-426-05362-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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July 1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-080126-3 / 978-0-06-080126-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher
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Audio Editions

February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Low Price CD
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-06-165049-8 / 978-0-06-165049-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Caedmon
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October 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-4332-0310-3 / 978-1-4332-0310-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-4332-0311-1 / 978-1-4332-0311-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-4332-0312-X / 978-1-4332-0312-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-4332-0313-8 / 978-1-4332-0313-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-4332-0314-6 / 978-1-4332-0314-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-7694-6 / 978-0-7861-7694-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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December 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-8009-9 / 978-0-7861-8009-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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August 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [UNABRIDGED]
Author(s): Anna Fields (Narrator) Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-3536-0 / 978-0-7861-3536-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [UNABRIDGED]
Author(s): Anna Fields (Narrator) Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7861-7788-8 / 978-0-7861-7788-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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December 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
Publisher: Caedmon
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December 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
Publisher: Caedmon
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December 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
Publisher: Caedmon
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November 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-694-52582-0 / 978-0-694-52582-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Caedmon
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October 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7366-7504-3 / 978-0-7366-7504-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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April 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 0-7366-5067-9 / 978-0-7366-5067-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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July 1989 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author(s): Betty Smith
ISBN: 1-55690-524-6 / 978-1-55690-524-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions)
Author(s): Betty Smith
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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