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Betty Smith-author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joy in the Morning.

Betty Smith-author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Joy in the Morning. Two great books

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a tightly controlled society known as "Old New York" at a time when women were discouraged from achieving anything beyond a proper marriage.    Wharton broke through these strictures to become one of America's greatest writers.

Author EDITH WHARTON, “Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” --Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Betty Smith, in front of the Williamsburg home that inspired "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

On February the author Betty Smith was photographed, wearing mink in front of the run-down, boarded-up Williamsburg home and the sad, crooked tree that inspired her iconic 1943 novel "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Well, some writers must have an ivory tower but I need trouble.  - Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Well, some writers must have an ivory tower but I need trouble. - Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.----If you loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, try Maggie-Now. It is another treasure by Betty Smith.

Andre Dubus II with his son Andre Dubus III.  Dubus married 3 times and had 6 children. After his oldest daughter was attacked he became paranoid about his loved ones safety buying a gun. His friends fellow authors Kurt Vonnegut and John Updike held a fundraiser to help with his medical bills from a serious fatal car accident he had stopped to help which caused the amputation of part of his right leg and the use of his left leg confining him to a wheelchair. An interesting but very sad life.

Andre Dubus II and III, father and son.what a life III had growing up.

Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American author. Lahiri's debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake, was adapted into the popular film of the same name. (Wikipedia)

Love the works of this author! Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American Author. Her debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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