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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
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Apr 30, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: personal-favorites, historical-fiction, classics, 2008
Read in April, 2008

I read the Target Bookmarked edition with a foreward written by Anna Quindlen. It also has insight about the author in back pages of the book.
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Betty  Smith
“It's a beautiful religion and I wish I understood it more. No, I don't want to understand it all. It's beautiful because it's always a mystery. Sometimes I say I don't believe in God and Jesus and Mary. I'm a bad Catholic because I miss mass once in a while and I grumble when, at confession, I get a heavy penance for something I couldn't help doing. But good or bad, I am a Catholic and I'll never be anything else.
Of course, I didn't ask to be born Catholic, no more than I asked to be born American. But I'm glad it turned out that I'm both these things.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


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