Classics Book Club Online
As writer Italo Calvino says, “A Classic has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers,” and we readers certainly have lots to say in response. Join us for lively discussions as we visit books that remain fresh and innovative: the Classics.
This book club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month on Zoom. To get the Zoom link please register below.
This month we'll be discussing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.