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The story of the Nolan family, including daughter Francie, who comes of age in the squalor and poverty of the Williamsburg slums in Brooklyn during the early part of the 20th century.
First published in 1948, this timeless classic, released for a new generation of readers, follows Margy Shannon, a shy, eager, joyfully optimistic woman, as she searches for something better from life than the hard misery of poverty in which she lives. Brooklyn, the 1920s. Margy Shannon-- shy, eager, joyfully optimistic-- lives with her parents and has witnessed how a lifetime of work and poverty has worn them down. Unable to speak up to her overbearing...