A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (And Now, in My Heart)

I am member of a low-pressure book club that meets maybe four to six times per year. I maybe make it three times a year, and I always enjoy it when I do. This week, we met to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, and I am so glad I read the book and […]


Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Earlier this week, a friend crowd-sourced and asked for some woman-centric coming-of-age films. My first thought was the 1945 film A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, based on the book by Betty Smith and made in 1945. The film stars James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. This was also Greek director Elia Kazan’s first […]