A timeless classic is reborn! First published in 1948, and long out of print, Tomorrow Will Be Better is a heartwarming story of young love, marriage, and hope from Betty Smith, the beloved author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Set in the Williamsburg and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn, New York, in the 1920s, Tomorrow Will Be Better is the story of Margy Shannon—shy, eager, joyfully optimistic—and her search for something better from life than the hard misery of poverty in which she lives.
All Margy's parents have ever known is an unrewarding life of poverty, pain, and hard work—a life that has ultimately worn them down. But Margy, young and just out of school, still holds steadfast to an unshakable hopefulness and believes a better life is possible. 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 the need to hide from quarreling parents. And 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 the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and humor that only Betty Smith could write.