A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Author : Betty Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2005-01-18
  • ISBN : 9780060736262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Author : Betty Smith
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release : 2009-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781442077317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tomorrow Will Be Better


Tomorrow Will Be Better
  • Author : Betty Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-11-24
  • ISBN : 0062988697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A timeless classic is reborn! First published in 1948, and long out of print, Tomorrow Will Be Better is a heartwarming story of young love, marriage, and hope from Betty Smith, the beloved author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Set in the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn, New York, in the 1920s, Tomorrow Will Be Better is the story of Margy Shannon—shy, eager, joyfully optimistic—and her search for something better from life than the hard misery of poverty in which she lives. All Margy's parents have ever known is an unrewarding life of poverty, pain, and hard work—a life that has ultimately worn them down. But Margy, young and just out of school, still holds steadfast to an unshakable hopefulness and believes a better life is possible. Her goals are simple—to find a husband she loves, 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. And when she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks at last her dreams might be fulfilled. But a devastating tragedy rattles her unshakable hopefulness and forces Margy to finally stand up for what she needs. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and humor that only Betty Smith could write.

When Books Went To War


When Books Went To War
  • Author : Molly Guptill Manning
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2014-12-02
  • ISBN : 0544535170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Heartwarming.” — New York Times “Whether or not you’re a book lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly “A readable, accessible addition to World War II literature [and] a book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books about books.” — Boston Globe “Four stars [out of four] . . . A cultural history that does much to explain modern America.” — USA Today When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring story of the Armed Services Editions, and a treasure for history buffs and book lovers alike. “A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account . . . I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

Joy in the Morning


Joy in the Morning
  • Author : Betty Smith
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-05-05
  • ISBN : 0062988638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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)

Tiger on a Tree


Tiger on a Tree
  • Author : Pulak Biswas,Anushka Ravishankar
  • Publisher : Tara Publishing
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9788186211359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tiger, tiger on a treeIs it true? Can it be?Did he fly? Did he flee?Did he fall and hurt his knee?Did he cry? Did he plead?If you want to know,Read.An award-winning combination of black, orange and whimsical poetry, this is the tale of a wild tiger cub that wanders into an Indian village. The art, verse and typography run and bounce off the page, drawing both the curious child and the quizzical adult into the book's ever-surprising world.

If I Were King


If I Were King
  • Author : Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release : 2004-10-01
  • ISBN : 1421802635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Visions of Belonging


Visions of Belonging
  • Author : Judith E. Smith
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2004-09-01
  • ISBN : 023150926X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Visions of Belonging explores how beloved and still-remembered family stories—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Remember Mama, Gentleman's Agreement, Death of a Salesman, Marty, and A Raisin in the Sun—entered the popular imagination and shaped collective dreams in the postwar years and into the 1950s. These stories helped define widely shared conceptions of who counted as representative Americans and who could be recognized as belonging. The book listens in as white and black authors and directors, readers and viewers reveal divergent, emotionally textured, and politically charged social visions. Their diverse perspectives provide a point of entry into an extraordinary time when the possibilities for social transformation seemed boundless. But changes were also fiercely contested, especially as the war's culture of unity receded in the resurgence of cold war anticommunism, and demands for racial equality were met with intensifying white resistance. Judith E. Smith traces the cultural trajectory of these family stories, as they circulated widely in bestselling paperbacks, hit movies, and popular drama on stage, radio, and television. Visions of Belonging provides unusually close access to a vibrant conversation among white and black Americans about the boundaries between public life and family matters and the meanings of race and ethnicity. Would the new appearance of white working class ethnic characters expand Americans'understanding of democracy? Would these stories challenge the color line? How could these stories simultaneously show that black families belonged to the larger "family" of the nation while also representing the forms of danger and discriminations that excluded them from full citizenship? In the 1940s, war-driven challenges to racial and ethnic borderlines encouraged hesitant trespass against older notions of "normal." But by the end of the 1950s, the cold war cultural atmosphere discouraged probing of racial and social inequality and ultimately turned family stories into a comforting retreat from politics. The book crosses disciplinary boundaries, suggesting a novel method for cultural history by probing the social history of literary, dramatic, and cinematic texts. Smith's innovative use of archival research sets authorial intent next to audience reception to show how both contribute to shaping the contested meanings of American belonging.

The Tree Book


The Tree Book
  • Author : Gina Ingoglia
  • Publisher : Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 1889538434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the different types of trees of North America and how to identify them by their leaves, buds, and bark, and explains why trees are important to the environment.

A Cat in the Tree


A Cat in the Tree
  • Author : Roderick Hunt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1986-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780199160617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Child of Dandelions


Child of Dandelions
  • Author : Shenaaz Nanji
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 1926739930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is 1972, and fifteen-year-old Sabine enjoys a comfortable life as the daughter of Indian parents living in Uganda. But her world is turned upside down when the country's military President, General Idi Amin, declares Indians must be "weeded out" of the country in ninety days. At first, Sabine does not believe that as Indians born in Uganda they will be forced to leave their beloved home. It all seems so unfair. But as the countdown continues, Sabine's eyes are opened to the poverty and hostility around her. She begins to realize that she has lived a life of privilege compared to most Ugandans. Even her best friend, Zena, turns away from her. Sabine must use all her strength and resilience to find a way to escape the Uganda that used to be her home.

Motherless Brooklyn


Motherless Brooklyn
  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2014-08-07
  • ISBN : 0571317898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 2019 Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects). Local tough guy Frank Minna hires the adolescent Lionel and three other orphans from St Vincent's Home for Boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective-agency-cum-limoservice. Then one terrible day Frank is murdered, and Lionel must become a real detective. With crackling dialogue, a dazzling evocation of place, and a plot which mimics Tourette's itself in its freshness and capacity to shock, Motherless Brooklyn is a bravura performance: funny, tense, touching, and extravagant.

Speak


Speak
  • Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2011-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781429997041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Exceedingly Growing Faith


Exceedingly Growing Faith
  • Author : Kenneth E. Hagin
  • Publisher : Kenneth Hagin Ministries
  • Release : 1983-06
  • ISBN : 9780892765065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This classic treasury of messages on faith can help believers understand the basic principles vita vital to the lifestyle of faith.

Manhattan Beach


Manhattan Beach
  • Author : Jennifer Egan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 150118377X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * Winner of the New York City Book Award * New York Times Bestseller * A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017 * A Time magazine and USA Today Top 10 Novel of 2017 * Winner of the Booklist Top of the List for Fiction * Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, BookPage, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Who Was Rosa Parks


Who Was Rosa Parks
  • Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-12-23
  • ISBN : 9781101445938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Tree Crops


Tree Crops
  • Author : J. Russell Smith
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781523641239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture, first published in 1929 and last updated in 1953 (and the edition reprinted here) is a classic, pioneering look at the use of trees for food, soil conservation, and sustainable agriculture. Author J. Russell Smith (1874-1966) travelled widely and shares his insights and research into agro-forestry, describing how trees such as carob, honey locust, persimmon, mulberry, oaks and pecans can be used to enrich the land and the people and animals dependent on it. Illustrated with over 80 pages of photographs.

The Sociable City


The Sociable City
  • Author : Jamin Creed Rowan
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • ISBN : 0812249291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sociable City chronicles how, as the city's physical and social landscapes evolved over the course of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, urban intellectuals developed new vocabularies, narratives, and representational forms to explore and advocate for the social configurations made possible by urban living.

Five Smooth Stones


Five Smooth Stones
  • Author : Ann Fairbairn
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2009-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781569765722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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David Champlin is a black man born into poverty in Depression-era New Orleans who achieves great success and then sacrifices everything to lead his people in the difficult, day-by-day struggle of the civil rights movement. Sara Kent is the beloved and vital white girl who loved David from the moment she first saw him, but they struggled over David's belief that a marriage for them would not be right in the violent world he had to confront. Likening the struggle of black Americans to the “five smooth stones” the biblical David carried against Goliath in lieu of arms, this novel’s range encompasses decades and continents—but that range is insignificant compared with the intimate picture of its hero’s irresistible warmth and inner conflicts. First published in 1966, this epic has become one of the most loved American bestsellers.

Gathering Blue


Gathering Blue
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2000-09-25
  • ISBN : 9780547345789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.