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1947 A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN Betty Smith Paperback Archival Sleeve

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1947 A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith. This is a Paperback. The cover has lamination peeling off so it has been placed in a removable clear archival sleeve for handling.  There are character paste downs which have been added to the first page as seen in the photographs.


The novel symbolizes perseverance and hope amidst hardship. The tree is a recurring symbol throughout the novel; when Francie is born, Katie explicitly likens her life to the tree's. Katie knows she will keep living, no matter how sick she becomes. In Brooklyn, this tree trumps all others. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has been banned in the past for having controversial themes including alcoholism, sex, child abuse. If you are a collector of banned books, this classic is an excellent addition to your library.


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