A Tree Grows in Brooklyn | Critical Essay by Rosemary Dawson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
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Critical Essay by Rosemary Dawson

[A Tree Grows in Brooklyn] has the charm of accurately remembered details, set down simply and with feeling….

As long as the book moves with the rhythm of life in Williamsburg and remains true to that setting it is a beautiful and moving piece of work.

But toward the end of the novel the rhythm is broken. As soon as Francie is out in the world, getting a job and finding the first love of her life, the novel takes on more of the mechanics of the usual popular piece of fiction and becomes less real….

And so it is a disappointment to find at the end that things are solved for the Nolans not through their own efforts, but by the intrusion of a perfectly pleasant and affable stranger who plans to marry Katie Nolan and to...

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