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 rediscovered treasure." -- Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post"Reading Smith today means. . . appreciating the multidimensional, nuanced portrayals of the working-class characters and a version of feminism that applauds both work and motherhood as valid choices. Gritty yet generous slice of early-20th-century American life." -- Kirkus"Smith's keen eye for character is on full display here . . . .Those seeking rich characterization and vivid period detail will savor this story of a young woman's dreams, disappointments, and relentless hope for the future." -- Booklist“Betty Smith was a born storyteller.” -- USA Today"If ever there were a moment to settle down for a stretch with this brilliant classic, that moment is now." -- Page & Pairing