Jim McGarrity’s wife and the mother of their children, Irene and Jim. Mae helps McGarrity in the bar. Jim recalls that he married her when she was “a curvy, sensuous girl with dark red hair and a wide mouth.” Later in life, she transforms into “a stout blowsy woman” known in Brooklyn as “the saloon type.” Mae is routinely unfaithful but has a good business sense, which helps McGarrity become a well-to-do man. She likes running the saloon and spends her spare time laughing and drinking with the customers in a back room. She also has the idea of renting the rooms upstairs.
Mae McGarrity Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The timeline below shows where the character Mae McGarrity appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.