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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.) by Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)

volleyballpjlwl, August 11, 2012

This novel doesn't follow the conventional modern book form-but who ever said conventional is always better? The author of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" chose to eloquently describe Francie Nolan's teenage years rather than mount her childhood experiences into a major drama with a simple and finite resolution. In this way, Betty Smith has expressed her true genius, for just as every person and book is different from the next, the way to tell a story isn't concrete and exact. This book is a definite recommendation for anyone looking to find a thought-provoking novel worthy of sharing and rereading.
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