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The Hope of Happiness

by Meredith Nicholson

It is a novel, first published in 1923. The book tells the story of Bruce Storrs, a young man who returns to his hometown of Middleburg, Indiana, after serving in World War I. Bruce is struggling to find his place in the world, and he is haunted by the memories of the war. Bruce's father, Judge Storrs, is a prominent figure in Middleburg, and he expects Bruce to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. However, Bruce is not interested in law, and he is more interested in writing. Bruce's mother, Mary, is supportive of Bruce's dreams, and she encourages him to follow his heart. Bruce eventually finds a job as a reporter for the local newspaper, and he begins to write about the people and events of Middleburg. Bruce's writing is well-received, and he begins to gain a following. Bruce also begins to fall in love with a young woman named Marian Holcomb, who is the daughter of a wealthy farmer. However, Bruce's happiness is short-lived. Marian's father disapproves of Bruce, and he forbids Marian from seeing him. Bruce is heartbroken, and he begins to question his future. In the end, Bruce finds his way. He realizes that he wants to be a writer, and he decides to move to New York City to pursue his dream. Bruce leaves Middleburg with a heavy heart, but he knows that he is doing what is best for him. The Hope of Happiness is a coming-of-age story about a young man who is trying to find his place in the world. The book is full of hope and optimism, and it will appeal to readers of all ages. The Hope of Happiness is relevant to young readers because it deals with issues that are important to young people, such as love, family, friendship, and finding one's place in the world. The book is also entertaining and suspenseful, and it will appeal to young readers who enjoy a good story.


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Meredith Nicholson

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Meredith Nicholson was an American author, poet, and diplomat, known for his works of fiction that captured the spirit of American life in the early 20th century. He was born on December 9, 1866, i...

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