A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith #Inspiration #Journey #BookReview

Poems for Warriors

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith

“Dear God,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry…have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well dressed. Let me be sincere – be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.”

– Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” is a great American novel that is beloved by generations of Americans for the past 75+ years since its first publishing in 1943. Betty Smith’s semi-autobiographical historical fiction novel…

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