Born after Johnny’s death, she is the youngest child in the Nolan clan. Katie names her after a song that Johnny used to sing, called “Annie Laurie.” She has “a mass of soft black curls” and dark eyes that are set wide apart. When Sergeant Michael McShane proposes to Katie, he offers to adopt Laurie, who has never had a father. He also gives her his name.
Annie Laurie Nolan McShane Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The timeline below shows where the character Annie Laurie Nolan McShane appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...is the first time that Francie has seen him without his uniform. After playing with Laurie for a bit, Sergeant McShane states his wish to marry Katie. Katie worries, briefly, about... (full context)
...Monday morning for their things. Katie insists on working as usual that Saturday. Francie straps Laurie into her “two-wheeled sulky” and takes her outside. She watches kids lug junk to Carney’s... (full context)