Betty Smith (1896-1972) was a native of Brooklyn, New York. Her novels A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Tomorrow Will Be Better, Joy in the Morning, and Maggie-Now continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers worldwide.
"A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts
right to the heart of life. . . . If you miss A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich
experience."--New York Times
"Betty Smith was a born storyteller."--USA Today
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn deserves to be thought of as one of the greatest American novels."--The New Yorker
"One of the most cherished of American novels....It is the Dickensian novel of New York that we didn't think we had."--New York Times