Maggie-Now by Betty Smith audiobook

Maggie-Now: A Novel

By Betty Smith
Read by Nicola Barber

Caedmon, HarperCollins 9780062120205
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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, 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.

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Summary

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, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

“Written with such unobtrusive skill that it seems to flow along as naturally as life itself.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Betty Smith

Author Bio: Betty Smith

Betty Smith (1896–1972), was born Elisabeth Wehner in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. She studied journalism at the University of Michigan and playwriting at the Yale School of Drama and was a successful, award-winning dramatist. The bestselling A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was her first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English