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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, an immense success, written in 1943 by Betty Smith. Story focuses on an Irish-American family Brooklyn, NYC, set in 1st & 2nd decades of 20th century. Main metaphor of book is a hardy 'Tree of Heaven', native to China & Taiwan, now considered invasive, & common in vacant lots of NYC. Book adddresses many issues -poverty, alcholism, lying, education, family, coming of age, love, etc- main theme is need for tenacity: determination to rise above difficult…

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List of Classic Books to Read Before You Die

To Kill a Mockingbird Harperperennial Modern Classics: Amazon.de: Harper Lee: Fremdsprachige Bücher

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The 50 Best Southern Novels Ever Written

Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated, determined to walk home to his sweetheart Ada. He finds the land and the girl he remembers to be changed by the war. This book is a bit depressing but a great historical fiction read. Lengthy but worth the number of pages. Liked the movie, too.