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Tomorrow will be better

Smith, Betty
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From Betty Smith, author of the beloved classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes the poignant story of love, marriage, poverty, and hope set in the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn in the 1920s. Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work and poverty has worn them down. Her mother's resentment toward being a housewife and her father's inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple: to find a husband she loves, have children, and live in a nice home, one where her children will never know the terror of want or need, the need to hide from quarreling parents. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks at last her dreams might be fulfilled. But a devastating tragedy rattles her unshakable hopefulness and forces Margy to finally stand up for what she needs. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and filled with the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and warmhearted humor that only Betty Smith could write.

Betty Smith.

"P.S. insights, interviews, & more..."--Page 4 of cover.
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