Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This work of fiction by Betty Smith is one of the best books I have ever read. It follows a poor Irish immigrant family that lives in Brooklyn in 1912. You really get a sense of the history of these people and the time that they lived; from politics to how they heated their homes. It shows how people can be happy inspite of poverty and hardship and I found it very inspirational. If anyone gets a chance to read it, let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Bluebell said...

I read that book several years ago and really enjoyed it.