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Un albero cresce a Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
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Jan 08, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: history, i-world-war, intense, lovely, reding-recommended
Read in January, 2012

This is really a book I would recommend. Despite talking of hard life and poverty, it has inside the "positive thinking" that makes you think that really everything is possible, whatever the circumstances suggest. All the characters has a complexity of a real human being: they're not perfect or completely terrible. They have values and defects, you can like them one page and hate them the page after.
You really feel involved even if, being set less than 100 years ago, you end up thinking how much things has changed in such a short period of time (even if some haven't changed at all!).
I know this book has sometimes been criticized on being too much sentimental, but I did not mind about this. After all, having a romantic view of life is a good starting point for a better life :)

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message 1: by Hayes (new)

Hayes I loved this. I read a bookring, but I will go buy myself a copy for my permanent collection.

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