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Joy in the Morning
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From Betty Smith, author of the beloved American classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully uplifting tale of young love and marriage.

In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law--and there they marry.

But Carl and Annie's first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated as they find themselves in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, they come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love, will help them make it through.

A moving and unforgettable story, Joy in the Morning is "a glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible." (Chicago Tribune)

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A timeless classic is reborn! From Betty Smith--author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, one of the most beloved novels of the past century--comes an unsentimental yet radiant and powerfully uplifting tale of young hearts and marriage.

In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone halfway across the country to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law--and there they marry. But their first year together is much more difficult than they anticipated, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. With hardship and poverty weighing heavily upon them, Annie and Carl come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty and love, will help them make it through.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0061774332
EAN
9780061774331
Publisher
Publication Date
05/05/2020
Pages
320
Dimension
20.22cm x 13.79cm x 2.01cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
670
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About Author

Smith, Betty
Betty Smith was born Elisabeth Wehner on December 15, 1896, the same date as, although five years earlier than, her fictional heroine Francie Nolan. The daughter of German immigrants, she grew up poor in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the very world she recreates with such meticulous detail in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn". Smith also wrote other novels and had a long career as a dramatist, writing one-act and full-length plays for which she received both the Rockefeller Fellowship and the Dramatists Guild Fellowship. She died in 1972.




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