by Betty Smith


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062120205
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 406
Sales rank: 289,631
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Betty Smith (1896–1972) was a native of Brooklyn, New York. Her novels A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Tomorrow Will Be Better, Joy in the Morning, and Maggie-Now continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers worldwide.

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Maggie-Now 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LadyAyel2006 More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago. It is a fablous read. I enjoyed it wvwn more than A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Betty Smith's books so I expected to love this one also. I didn't. The writing of course was great, it was the story and characters that weren't. I just couldn't stand the choices that Maggie was making. It was hard to understand why she loved Claude and why she continued to love him and put up with him. She really didn't even know him. No one else in the book liked him either. Her devotion to him was actually quite pathetic. There really weren't any likable charaters in this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is such a great book, you totally feel like you are in the story almost like you truely know the characters. I would totally suggest this book for anyone it is easy to understand and just a lot of fun!!!