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Joy in the Morning by Betty  Smith
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Jul 04, 07

This book is endearing from the very first page. I read it in middle school, after a friend (Leah!) recommended it to me, and immediately fell in love with Annie (it helps that we share the same name!). I had already read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but this wasn't anything like I expected. Annie is completely charming, and will sweep you off your feet with her wholesome and winsome ways. The book follows Annie and Carl's lives as a poor but earnest newlywed couple in the 1920's. Their dialogue is simple, and there are no larger themes or pressing issues underlying the story. It is simply a book about a truly loving couple trying to make it together. It's about taking pleasure in the small things, like joy in the morning. Such a good book!

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message 1: by Leah (new)

Leah Heard Oh man, I totally forgot I got you into this one! My same copy from back in the day is sitting next to me in my little bookshelf here, haha.

message 2: by Heath (new)

Heath Churchland Thank you Annie and Leah. After reading your comments I read this book and loved it! Any more recommendations?

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