Happiness Sold Separately [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Discovering that she and her husband are unable to have. In the tradition of Anne Tyler, John Cheever, and Tom Perotta, Winston’s second novel looks beyond the manicured surface of suburbia to a world of loss. Happiness Sold Separately . Lolly Winston’s second novel looks beyond the manicured surface of suburbia to a world of loss, longing, lust.

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There was a problem adding your email address. However, within a span of like 8 weeks, each of the three happpiness characters h I enjoyed “Good Grief” very much, so I was hoping I’d like this book, too. Happiness Sold Separately is one of those wonderfully relatable gems that friends will pass around with a You have to read this recommendation.

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However this book was just plain depressing. The character i liked the most was Toby.

Amy Scribner writes from Olympia, Washington. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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These characters are intelligent. I always found myself in a bad mood after I read it. The book follows the stories of Elinor, Ted, and Gina, Ted;s mistress.

The marriage of Ted and Elinor Mackey, a yuppie podiatrist-lawyer couple in their earlys living in Northern California, is pushed to the brink when Elinor learns that Ted is having an affair with his trainer, Gina Ellison. Add both to Cart Add both lolly List. Gina is a nice woman. So, this story starts cranking! I will credit the author for writing something so honest with regards to marriage, friendship, self-centeredness and infertility; however, as a woman, I think the women’s viewpoints Elinor and Gina were written much more credibly than Ted’s perspective.


Also by Lolly Winston: Try to change him? Their inability to conceive has put a strain on their marriage; a strain that almost becomes unbearable when Elinor discovers that Ted is having an affair. Even in the points separatdly the story when the author clearly wanted the reader to see Gina through Teds eyes, I couldn’t get past Elinor’s feelings.

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A couple of married professionals who are struggling with infertility are also struggling to save their marriage. Elinor herself in conflicted when she realizes to her surprise that things might be working out the way they are supposed to. Jun 27, Judy rated it it was ok. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I hate books like this because the reader is left to believe that the almighty quest to have a child is more important than the marriage itself or saving what’s become of it. An interesting look at infidelity by a good man–and the struggle that he undergoes. Start reading Happiness Sold Separately on your Kindle in under a minute.

I will probably not read any more books by this author. He wants to live with his father, but his father’s newly married and doesn’t want the kid around. Lolly Winston ‘tackles difficult subjects-infidelity, infertility, a failing marriage, and a troubled kid-with honesty and empathy,” writes Wendy Smith for the Washington Post.

Elin Elinor Mackey has always done the right things in the right order — college, law school, career, marriage — but now everything’s going wrong. To complicate matters even more, Gina’s troubled young son has come to live with her.


View all 6 comments. Her characters are so real. Sep 29, Elle rated it liked it. Things are a mess, to be sure. Nov 19, Carmen rated it liked it Recommends it for: Aug 01, CynthiaA rated it really liked it Shelves: Nope, I was out of luck. The film rights have been optioned by Universal St Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Conn.

I admired Elinor’s boldness and humor and related to her anger upon discovering her husband’s affair. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Sepraately are successful in the business world, she as an attorney and he as a podiatrist, but failures in the family world as they have not been able to get pregnant. I personally think Toby, the kid in this book, should see a counselor.

She tries xeparately hard to be healthy, and is a bit of a diet-strict person, but she genuinely cares about people. It was like she was making a statement and I completely disagree with her perspective. BookPage review by Amy Scribner. Eleanor and Ted’s marriage is pushed to a straining point when Eleanor finds out that Ted has been having an affair with his personal assistant Gina. Feb 05, Annah Elizabeth rated so,d it was amazing.

Elinor Mackey has always done the right things in the right order — college, law school, career, marriage — but now everything’s going wrong.

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