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By Betty Smith

The liked American vintage a couple of younger girl's coming-of-age on the flip of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and relocating story choked with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with existence and other people and incident. the tale of younger, delicate, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet early life within the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and encouraged thousands of readers for greater than sixty years. through turns overwhelming, elegant, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the day-by-day studies of the unforgettable Nolans are uncooked with honesty and tenderly threaded with kin connectedness -- in a piece of literary artwork that brilliantly captures a distinct time and position in addition to enormously wealthy moments of common experience.

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All right, my friend,” he said, his eyes gleaming. “This’ll only hurt for about an hour. ” Chunky laughed stupidly at that. He was watching the whole thing like a kid watching fireworks. Rat Face took another step. Perfect. He was right where I wanted him. I snapped my leg up fast and hard, a lightning snap kick that flew up smack between Rat Face’s legs. I threw that kick with enough force so that it would’ve hit him in the chin if nothing had stopped it. But his groin stopped it. The kick landed with full force right where it hurts the most.

But something stopped me. If I was here, someone had put me here. If I was hurt, someone had hurt me. Someone had strapped me in this chair. Someone had used those instruments on my flesh. The odds that the men outside that door were my friends seemed very slim. So I kept my mouth shut. I listened to the low voices, straining with all my might to make out what they were saying over the pounding of my own pulse. “. . Homelander One,” said one voice. A second voice said something I couldn’t hear.

Thomas Nelson, Inc. titles may be purchased in bulk for educational, business, fundraising, or sales promotional use. com. Publisher’s Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Klavan, Andrew. The last thing I remember / by Andrew Klavan. p. cm.

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