Thursday, August 19, 2010

Joy in the Morning

Maren's pick for September is Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith.

Book club will meet at Maren's house on Wednesday, September 22nd at 8pm. (note the change in date!!)

In Brooklyn, New York, in 1927, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love.Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law to marry him. Little did they know how difficult their first year of marriage would be, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. But Carl and Annie come to realize that the struggles and uncertainty of poverty and hardship can be overcome by the strength of a loving, loyal relationship. An unsentimental yet uplifting story, Joy in the Morning is a timeless and radiant novel of marriage and young love.

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  1. I'm glad we changed the date because I still haven't gotten it from the Library. I'm excited to read it!

  2. Hi Jennifer, Just wanted to let you know I found your blog. Where does Maren live in case I want to come? :)