Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New reads

Currently reading: Joy in the Morning

"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."

Sounds familiar. And it's good so far. The author, Betty Smith, wrote another great book (which I love), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. If you get a chance (and if you haven't already), read that book. And then watch the movie. And then read the rest of her books. Because she is a great writer.

P.S. Apparently, in 1965, Joy in the Morning was made into a movie. As soon as I finish the book, I'll watch it. I never watch the movie before reading the book. And you shouldn't either. It completely ruins it.

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