A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith

A true American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This novel has sold millions of copies, been translated into more than fifteen languages, and been called “one of the books of the century” by the New York Public Library.


Betty Smith was born in Williamsburg and lived there as a child—click here to listen to an audio excerpt from the HarperCollins NYC Author Audio Tour about how this influenced her life and writing.

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