A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.
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Wednesdays for Mrs Taylor are sacrosanct. On Wednesdays, she escapes from unbearable reality into a fantasy world, a world to which she feels she rightly belongs. But to get to this place she has to travel by train. In The Undivided, Peggy Slater’s husband earns a great deal of money; this fact seems to affect the couple who live in the next street.