A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last night.  This book is a masterpiece and I’m feeling a little annoyed that it wasn’t assigned when I was in school, and so many other inferior books were. Among other things it is pretty much the most perfect coming of age book EVER, so much better than the coming of age book I had to read (A Separate Peace), and it would have been so helpful to me at the time.  Oh well.  At least I had The Outsiders.

My to-read list just keeps growing and growing.  I just added the following thanks to a 3QuarksDaily link:

The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
Night work
Flat Earth News
Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Nothing to Be Frightened Of
The Gone-Away World

Here is another night shot from my roof.  I love New York City chimneys.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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