A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Betty Smith

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A young woman who works with Francie at the Communications Corporation, where she operates a teletype machine in Francie’s row. She asks Francie to entertain her boyfriend Joey’s friend, Lee, so that the couple can be alone together. Anita leaves the Communications Corporation months before Francie and goes to work somewhere else without leaving behind an address.
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Anita Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The timeline below shows where the character Anita appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 52
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...day in the spring, when Francie is sixteen, she leaves work and sees her co-worker, Anita, standing with her boyfriend, Joey. Anita asks Francie if she can help them by hosting... (full context)
Chapter 55
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...he is now lying dead in France “under a plain white cross.” She cannot ask Anita, who left the Communications Corporation months ago and didn’t leave an address. (full context)