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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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Grand Central Publishing June 19, Language: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. I snapped this book up because I’d enjoyed Good Grief and parts of the story continue to come back to me, so Lolly Winston’s next was a definite buy.

Incorrect Page Count 2 16 May 01, And this book did. I’m looking forward to reading more books by Lolly Happinsss There was a problem adding your email address. How should we react when we don’t get what we want in life? The characters in this book were lollu. I felt it difficult to connect with the characters and their poor decision making, and I was so sad for Toby.

I thought this was a really great chick lit type book.

Happiness Sold Separately

Open Preview See a Problem? After reading the first few chapters of “Good Grief” before it mysteriously disappearedI thought I would read all of Lolly Winston’s work and she could become a new favorite author.

Matters aren’t helped by the fact that Ted’s mistress is a beautiful, kindhearted woman with a ten-year-old boy who’s fallen head-over-heels for him.

The character i liked the most was Toby. Winston presents the issue of infertility very well here and I discovered it was a much more complex situation than I knew.


These are some of the questions that I thought about while reading it: Because he is so angry and lashing out in rage about his parent situation and his bad school situation. This is another book about infertility and the stresses it puts on a marriage much like “Waiting for Daisy” except this lollt fiction.

When Elinor discovers that her husband Ted is having an affair, she is hurt, but not entirely surprised, given everything they’ve been through lately. sepafately

In the end, it is both sad and sweet to realize that Elinor truly does love Ted. Elinor is devastated, yet not entirely surprised. These characters are intelligent. Mar 30, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: Eleanor and Ted have been struggling with infertility for years. Happiness Sold Separately is happimess about happiness. Winston Good Grief adroitly makes it dold that Ted’s affair is a symptom: Hate this book something awful.

Our Father sees us in color. That’s why the kid Toby is living with Gina now. I understood why they behaved the way they did. I liked this book a lot – maybe some of the actions of characters at times were far fetched, but still the most intriguing character was the woman who wanted to have a baby.

Some books I breeze through and honestly couldn’t care less about the people in the story. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I really liked the plot of this book, I found Elinor to be a very kolly character The three main characters were so self-absorbed that I almost expected them to be on their Twitter accounts throughout the book. My friend read it at the same time as I, and she loved the ending.

All of the characters with the exception of Gina are very human, flawed and real. Author Lolly Winston has an uncommonly deft touch while dealing with some of life’s heaviest topics.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. A deceptively breezy, thoughtful look at the emotional complexities of a childless suburban California marriage. Write a customer review. Then one day she picks up the phone and hears Ted on the phone with another woman—one he is obviously more than just friends with.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I could empathize with all three of the main characters, even though at times they were at odds with each other. Infertility and infidelity meet improbability in a sad triangle somewhere near Menlo Park. In the early eighties she went to Hawaii for eight days and stayed for eight years, boogie boarding and working as the public affairs officer at a local trauma hospital.

Elinor, who’s long been at the mercy of science and fate in her efforts to have a baby, is unsure whether she has it in her to take charge of her life again.

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Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

Elin Elinor Mackey has always done the right things in the right order — college, law school, career, marriage — but now everything’s going wrong. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Ditto for infidelity, iwnston she explores from every angle. I would love to read a happy-ending epiloge, although I know real life doesn’t aways have happy endings.