A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Harper Perennial: New York, 2018;originally published in 1943. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is the story of a Brooklyn girl with Irish ancestors who grows up at the beginning of the 20th century with all the hardships that come from not having enough money in the house, a drunkard for a father, […]

Boy: Tales of Childhood

Puff in: New York, 2016; originally published in 1984. My mother always told me tales from her childhood. Most were happy stories that made me laugh. Others were sad and made me worry about her. Sometimes she told me stories about her own mother, my Yiayia, who had an even harder childhood, raised in a […]