A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century. By turns overwhelming, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are raw with honestly and tenderly threaded with family connectedness. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. Here is an American classic that cuts right to the heart of life, hails the New York Times. This pick fits right in with this month’s theme, there just might be bees in that tree!