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Notes of Happiness, 2021

Identifier: cw_2021spring_fitzgerald_megan.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2021


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


153 pages (153 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"Notes of Happiness' is the workings of a novel. Within the novel, the year is 2022, and our young seventeen-year-old protagonist named August is looking back at her life in 2020 when coronavirus changed the world and herself entirely. Forced to move from Florida with her recently divorced mother Rachel to Massachusetts, August and Alice, August's younger sister, find themselves in an emotionally and physically abusive home. Tensions rise further while stuck at home, and August is determined to run away with Alice to create their own happiness. With the help of their grandparents, the girls find refuge in an apartment in Revere, MA and begin a new life. August feels her loyalty and stability being drawn away, though, by a reckless yet passionate boy named Bernie. August must decide what defines happiness and who completes her journey to it." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

153 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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