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Joy in the Morning Summary
Betty Smith

Everything you need to understand or teach Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith.

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Joy in the Morning Summary

Plot Summary

The reader first meets Annie McGairy and Carl Brown as they prepare to marry soon after Annie arrives in the Midwest from Brooklyn, New York. Due to Annie's youthful appearance, the authorities attempt to delay the marriage because Annie fails to produce permission from her parents to marry. Finally, though, she produces her birth certificate, and the justice of the peace performs the ceremony, assuming that Annie carries Carl's child already.

Soon, Carl and Annie set up household in a boarding house near the university where Carl studies law. Though they live on a modest income, it feels extravagant to these two young people that never before made their own decisions. Gleefully, they write the news to their parents, none of whom respond with support. Undaunted, Carl and Annie continue their new life together.

At first, it appears that the Dean of the college will expel Carl because...

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