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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author : Betty Smith
ISBN : 9780061803024
Genre : Fiction
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.
Category: Fiction

A Study Guide For Betty Smith S A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410361127
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Social Justice Poverty And Race

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ISBN : 9789401206815
Genre : Social Science
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A clear understanding of social justice requires complex rather than simple answers. It requires comfort with ambiguity rather than absolute answers. This is counter to viewing right versus wrong, just vs. unjust, or good vs. evil as dichotomies. This book provides many examples of where and how to begin to view these as continuums rather than dichotomies.
Category: Social Science

Ghetto Images In Twentieth Century American Literature

Author : Tyrone R. Simpson II
ISBN : 9781137014894
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores how six American writers have artistically responded to the racialization of U.S. frostbelt cities in the twentieth century. Using the critical tools of spatial theory, critical race theory, urban history and sociology, Simpson explains how these writers imagine the subjective response to the race-making power of space.
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of New York

Author : Bryan Waterman
ISBN : 9780521514712
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 74.91 MB
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From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through the expansion of the city in the nineteenth century, to its unique appeal to artists and writers in the twentieth, New York offers writers a unique perspective on American culture. This Companion explores the range of writing and performance in the city. Illustrated and featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is the ideal guide for students of American literature as well as for all who love New York and its writers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Making Sense Of Women S Lives

Author : Lauri Umansky, co-editor with Paul K. Longmore
ISBN : 9781461608226
Genre : Social Science
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Making Sense of Women's Lives presents a wide range of writings about women's lives in the United States. Michele Plott and Lauri Umansky have drawn on their experiences as both students and professors to assemble the collection. Seeking to provide as full a sampling from a diverse and intellectually vibrant field as one volume permits, the editors have also chosen writing that makes an enjoyable read. A few of the selections here represent the undisputed 'classics' of the field. More of them constitute simply the works, drawn from academic and nonacademic sources alike, that could make a difference in understanding what it means to be female in America.
Category: Social Science

Genrefied Classics

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 1591581729
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 87.28 MB
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Office Mayhem

Author : Juliette Cezzar
ISBN : 0810993872
Genre : Art
File Size : 85.4 MB
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Enjoy your day job with this shamelessly humourous companion to workplace hijinks which includes ideas such as spying, backstabbing, sabotage, and anything else to help you climb the corporate ladder ahead of your fellow professional slaves.
Category: Art

Bowker Annual Of Library And Book Trade Information

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ISBN : 0835243249
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As an on-the-job answer book ... a statistical information resource ... a planning and research guide ... and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2000 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need all year long.This acclaimed "must have" resource provides: -- Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2000 and the years to come-- Plain-English explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs -- and how it will affect libraries-- Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance-- A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more.This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike -- and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter. You'll use it to: -- Keep informed on the latest trends in networking, the Internet, and other advances-- Locate information on industry events and organizations-- Find lists of best books, literary prizes, winners, and bestsellers-- Prepare budgets and justify requests-- Review recent legislation and regulations affecting your industry-- Learn about emerging trends, needs, problems, and opportunities.... And that's just the beginning. With The Bowker Annual 2000 on hand, you won't spend hours or even days tracking down needed library or book trade data -- because the information you needis right at your fingertips.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

New York

Author : APA Publications
ISBN : 981258515X
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.17 MB
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New York Insight City Guide features sections covering top attractions such as the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations, and Ellis Island; as well as places such as Fifth Avenue, Midtown East, Harlem, and Greenwich Village. Photo features include Central Park, Hollywood on the Hudson, Times Square and the Museum of Modern Art. Other sections detail areas of interest including Chelsea, Soho and Chinatown. This guide features travel tips on transportation, accommodations, activities, and practical information, as well as twelve area maps. This book also includes a removable New York City Insight Restaurant Guide.
Category: Travel