Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early 20th century.
BPL’s Leonard Library, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, serves as the setting for this American classic. The branch currently features illustrative paintings depicting Williamsburg during the time of the novel.
Handpicked by BPL librarians, The Shop’s book selections will help you get to know the history and heart of Brooklyn.
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics (May 30, 2006)