A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 1998-07-01
Editor: Harpercollins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0060995289
Language: en
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The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0330296027
Language: en
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Tomorrow Will Be Better

Tomorrow Will Be Better
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9780062988690
Language: en
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"A rediscovered treasure." — Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post From Betty Smith, author of the beloved classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes a poignant story of love, marriage, poverty, and hope set in 1920s Brooklyn. Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work, poverty, and pain has worn them down. Her mother's resentment toward being a housewife and her father's inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple—to find a husband, have children, and live in a nice home—one where her children will never know the terror of want or the need to hide from quarreling parents. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks her dreams might be fulfilled, but a devastating loss rattles her to her core and challenges her life-long optimism. As she struggles to come to terms with the unexpected path her life has taken, Margy must decide whether to accept things as they are or move firmly in the direction of what she truly wants. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and filled with the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and warmhearted humor that only Betty Smith could write.

Betty Smith Life of the Author of a Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith  Life of the Author of a Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow
Release: 2010-05
Editor: Independent Author
Pages: 444
ISBN: 098272070X
Language: en
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Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" captured the imagination of readers in 1943. In the first published biography of Smith, the real-life stories behind the heroes in her novel are told.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 1992-09
Editor: Random House
Pages: 487
ISBN: 9780099427575
Language: en
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A young girl from an impoverished family comes of age in Brooklyn at the turn of the twentieth century.

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780062988638
Language: en
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From Betty Smith, author of the beloved American classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully uplifting tale of young love and marriage. In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law—and there they marry. But Carl and Annie’s first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated as they find themselves in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, they come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love, will help them make it through. A moving and unforgettable story, Joy in the Morning is “a glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible.” (Chicago Tribune)

When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War
Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544535022
Language: en
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Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.

As An Oak Tree Grows

As An Oak Tree Grows
Author: G. Brian Karas
Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780698171336
Language: en
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This inventive picture book relays the events of two hundred years from the unique perspective of a magnificent oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, this fascinating framing device lets readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions from country to city. Methods of transportation, communication and energy use progress rapidly while other things hardly seem to change at all. This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and nature enthusiasts alike, and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes that come with each new era. A fact-filled poster is included to add to the fun.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 1943
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 420
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004716887
Language: en
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Francie Nolan and her brother, Neeley, grow up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early 1900s.

Classic

Classic
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0606105522
Language: en
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As Valentine's Day approaches, the students at Waverly Academy are paired up by an online personality survey designed to find their soul mates, but it leaves most students wondering if they will ever find their perfect match.

The World as It Is

The World as It Is
Author: Ben Rhodes
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Random House
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780525509363
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of Barack Obama’s most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency—and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive. “The closest view of Obama we’re likely to get until he publishes his own memoir.”—George Packer, The New Yorker NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration—first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor, and finally as a multipurpose aide and close collaborator. He started every morning in the Oval Office with the President’s Daily Briefing, traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Now he tells the full story of his partnership—and, ultimately, friendship—with a man who also happened to be a historic president of the United States. Rhodes was not your typical presidential confidant, and this is not your typical White House memoir. Rendered in vivid, novelistic detail by someone who was a writer before he was a staffer, this is a rare look inside the most poignant, tense, and consequential moments of the Obama presidency—waiting out the bin Laden raid in the Situation Room, responding to the Arab Spring, reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran, leading secret negotiations with the Cuban government to normalize relations, and confronting the resurgence of nationalism and nativism that culminated in the election of Donald Trump. In The World as It Is, Rhodes shows what it was like to be there—from the early days of the Obama campaign to the final hours of the presidency. It is a story populated by such characters as Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates, and—above all—Barack Obama, who comes to life on the page in moments of great urgency and disarming intimacy. This is the most vivid portrayal yet of Obama’s worldview and presidency, a chronicle of a political education by a writer of enormous talent, and an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade. Praise for The World as It Is “A book that reflects the president [Rhodes] served—intelligent, amiable, compelling and principled . . . a classic coming-of-age story, about the journey from idealism to realism, told with candor and immediacy . . . His achievement is rare for a political memoir: He has written a humane and honorable book.”—Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review

All the Things We Do in the Dark

All the Things We Do in the Dark
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062852618
Language: en
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Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell. Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul. But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of someone else’s secrets lie frozen, awaiting Ava’s discovery—and what Ava finds threatens to topple the carefully constructed wall of normalcy that she’s spent years building around her. Secrets leave scars. But when the secret in question is not your own—do you ignore the truth and walk away? Or do you uncover it from its shallow grave and let it reopen old wounds—wounds that have finally begun to heal?

Twentieth Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox
Author: Aubrey Solomon
Release: 2002
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780810842441
Language: en
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In this first paperback edition, Solomon, a screenwriter/story editor who co-authored The Films of Twentieth-Century Fox and produced the television show That's Hollywood, reruns his history of management in the boom and bust years of this major motion picture company. Includes a photo of founder/producer Darryl F. Zanuck; the introduction to the original edition; and data on the studio's hit movies, film rentals, and production costs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Glitter and Glam

Glitter and Glam
Author: Melanie Mills
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780698154520
Language: en
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Dazzling Makeup Tips for Date Night, Club Night, and Beyond Maximize the glam, access your inner diva, grab the glitter, and get excited about makeup! With stunning photos, featuring stars like Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Brandy, and Willa Ford, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Melanie Mills shows you the makeup techniques for creating fun, trendsetting looks inspired by rock ’n’ roll vixens and fairy tale characters. She inspires you to experiment with stunning makeup for all occasions, from a party or a night out with friends to a special date or anytime you want to amplify your look. Melanie offers advice on makeup for any skin tone, and shows you how to master color combinations, taking you through a rainbow of shades to inspire you to break out of your everyday color palette. These looks are stunning, sometimes wild, and guaranteed to make a statement!

The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780571317912
Language: en
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From the prize-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, a daring, riotous, sweeping novel that spins the tale of two friends and their adventures in late 20th-century America. This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They live in Brooklyn and are friends and neighbours; but since Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple. This is the story of 1970s America, a time when the simplest decisions - what music you listen to, whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you, whether to give up your lunch money - are laden with potential political, social and racial disaster. This is also the story of 1990s America, when nobody cared anymore. This is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers: they would screw up their lives.

Tree Grows in Brooklyn A Target Edition

Tree Grows in Brooklyn  A  Target Edition
Author: Betty Smith
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: HarpPerenM
Pages: 487
ISBN: 0061652768
Language: en
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Young House Love

Young House Love
Author: Sherry Petersik,John Petersik
Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: Artisan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781579656768
Language: en
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This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.

The Second Mrs Hockaday

The Second Mrs  Hockaday
Author: Susan Rivers
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Algonquin Books
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9781616207366
Language: en
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When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation—and the next—began to see their world anew.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Author: Deb Perelman
Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307961068
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Celebrated food blogger and best-selling cookbook author Deb Perelman knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion—from salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe. “Innovative, creative, and effortlessly funny." —Cooking Light Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn’t a chef or a restaurant owner—she’s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions—and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You’ll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that’s downright bad? With the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, is known for, here Deb presents more than 100 recipes—almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site—that guarantee delicious results every time. Gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you’ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you’ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you’ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.

The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Life

The Literary Ladies  Guide to the Writing Life
Author: Nava Atlas
Release: 2011
Editor: Sellers Pub Incorporated
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1416206329
Language: en
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Nava Atlas presents twelve celebrated women authors and draws on their diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews to show how they expressed their views on the subjects of importance to every writer, from carving out time to write, to conquering their inner demons, to developing a "voice," to balancing the demands of family life with needs to write. Atlas provides her own illuminating commentary as well and reveals how the lessons of classic women writers of the past still resonate with women writing today.