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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
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Oct 20, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, crowd-pleasers, top-10

Favorite Quotes:

"I need someone," thought Francie desperately. "I need someone. I need to hold somebody close. And I need more than this holding. I need someone to understand how I feel at a time like now. And the understanding must be part of the holding. I love mama and Neeley and Laurie. But I need someone to love in a different way than I love them."

"She went out and took a last long look at the shabby little library. She knew she would never see it again. Eyes changed after they looked at new things. If in the years to be, she were to come back, her new eyes might make everything seem different from the way she saw it now. The way it was now was the way she wanted to remember it."

"When Francie added a sum, she would fix a little story to go with the result. If the answer was 924, it meant that the little boy and girl were being minded by company while the rest of the family went out. When a number such as 1024 appeared, it meant that all the little children were playing together in the yard."
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