A Tree Grows in Brooklyn →
This month’s recommended book is a work of fiction. It’s nothing new, but I only recently picked it up.
It’s my wife’s favorite book, and she finally convinced me to read it.
Written by Betty Smith and published in 1943, it follows the life of an impoverished girl in Brooklyn, New York and her family.
It’s a wonderfully written work, like nothing else I’ve read. It’s honest, unassuming, yet beautiful. The writing clever, but also simple.
It’s not an action packed, pull-you-along kind of book. But it definitely draws you in. It’s somehow refreshing, while at the same time revealing the horridness that life can often bring.
At the end, it feels like you’ve not only read the book, but lived it. Something fiction is really great for.
Click here to head over to Amazon and pick it up. I’d highly recommend it.