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The past week has proven everything can change in the blink of an eye. In less than five days I've had to close my coffee shop, cancel all traveling plans and postpone indefinitely a publishing workshop I'd been working on with several independent publishing houses. On the other hand, an academic article I wrote in … Continue reading Back to blogging

“The World Was Hers For The Reading”: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

In 1943, Betty Smith published what would become her most famous work and one of the most representative pieces of American literature. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn* was an instant hit, at the time being only surpassed by Gone With the Wind * in sales. The novel narrates the life of Francie Nolan and her … Continue reading “The World Was Hers For The Reading”: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn