Maggie-Now (Paperback)

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Betty Smith, the beloved author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, weaves a riveting modern myth out of the experiences of her own life in this rediscovered classic. In Brooklyn's unforgiving urban jungle, Maggie Moore is torn between answering her own needs and catering to the desirous men who dominate her life. Confronted by her quarrelsome Irish immigrant father, the feckless lover who may become her husband, and others, Maggie must learn to navigate a cycle of loss, separation, and hope as she forges her own path toward happiness.

With characteristic warmth, compelling insight, and easy, conversational prose, Betty Smith's Maggie-Now poignantly illuminates one woman's struggles and successes as she grapples with timeless questions of desire, duty, self-sacrifice, and the quest for fulfillment. Maggie-Now is an unforgettable masterpiece from one of the twentieth century's greatest talents.

About the Author


Betty Smith (1896-1972) was a novelist and a dramatist. Her books include "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "Tomorrow Will Be Better", and "Maggie-Now".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062120205
ISBN-10: 0062120204
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 2012
Pages: 406
Language: English