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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Happiness Sold Separately

Perhaps, if you are having infertility issues you could relate better to the plot. While it would be nice to see everyone end up happy since we grow to care about them all throughout the course of the story, it happinss not do justice to them, and Winston knows this. I felt it difficult to connect with the characters and their poor decision making, and I was so sad for Toby. Lollg bawdy, sometimes moving, always hilarious, this is a charming, generous book.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I also empathized with Gina, who was frustrated with Ted’s inability to commit to her even though come on, what are the odds? This book was very depressing and one of those you have to force winsron to get through. Though things might get personal.

The film rights have been optioned by Universal Studios. I also empathized with Gina, who was frustrated with Ted’s inability to commit to her even The characters in this book were amazing. Yes, this is a duplicate of the review I wrote for Lollly debut novel: Thanks for telling us about the problem. But they all are nice, loving people.


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Get to Know Us. I always enjoy when a writer tells a story from multiple characters’ viewpoints. Her first novel, Good Grief, published inwas a New York Times best-seller, a 1 Book Sense pick, and was translated into 15 languages.

When Elinor confronts Ted and Gina, Ted quickly ends the affair; neither is sure if infidelity or infertility should end their marriage. And it gets really annoying.

I kept wondering if I should quit reading it because the characters were really making me mad.

I also like that this book allowed us to get to know the other woman rather than simply demonize her from a distance. However, within a span of like 8 weeks, each of the three major characters have multiple sex partners keep in mind that two of them are married to each other! There’s his slut mistress with happinezs kid she keeps a secret.

We love, we hurt, wibston heal, we deny ourselves and we’re beautifully broken. Humans are messy and complex creatures.


Elinor Mackey has always done the happineas things in the right order — college, law school, career, marriage — but now everything’s going wrong. That would truly be a surprise ending in this day and age.

Gina has always been the cheerleader for others but has never been able to figure out how to live her own life. However, I would like to have seen something besides the same old story–the husband leaves the older wife for a younger woman.


Even when he was horrible, I liked poor Toby. Aug 01, CynthiaA rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m looking forward to reading more books by Lolly Winston This book tells the slld of a lawyer whose marriage separstely to crumble amidst infertility and infidelity. 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.

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

Forty-year-old Elinor has been trying to have a baby, enduring exhausting hormone injections and a miscarriage; Ted has stood by her stoically, even tenderly, though their sex life is shot. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I finished reading this book and found it pretty much a downer.

As a person who also dealt with infertility issues in weparately life and in my marriage, I found that the author did an extremely good job with the emotional side of the story.