First Edition of Betty Smith's Joy In The Morning; Signed by Her
Joy In The Morning.
Item Number: 105233
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963.
First edition of this classic work, “a glad affirmation that love can accomplish the impossible” (Chicago Tribune). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Betty Smith. Small name to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by the Strimbans.
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. It was the basis for the 1965 film directed by Alex Segal starring Richard Chamberlain and Yvette Mimieux.