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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I snapped this ssold 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. Good although sad until the end, where there wasn’t any. Elinor Mackey has lived her life in perfect order: Otherwise, it sounds like I was disappointed with this book. More By and About This Author. 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!

We tried, nice knowing you,” and move on.

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I also thought the plot showed the really sticky messes we can get in to and the disturbing realities of life. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Open Preview See a Problem? The book follows the stories happinses Elinor, Ted, and Gina, Ted;s mistress. If two people want kids, but can’t have them as a couple, and so are wretchedly miserable, should they break up?


He latches lolly Ted like a life raft. These characters are intelligent. In her debut bestseller, Good GriefWinston won acclaim for her moving portrayal of a young woman finding a new life after her husband’s death.

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Both Ted and Gina were hard to relate to, although it was a little interesting to get the cheaters point of view especially when he isn’t really a jerk. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Elinor Mackey’s perfect marriage begins its slow disintegration when she picks up the phone and overhears her husband planning a non exercise-related rendezvous with his personal trainer, Gina.

I believe that Jesus saw all of His brothers and sisters in color.

But I didn’t exactly care for Elinor either But it’s clearly much better than most of the other work in this genre. I guess it depends on who you ask! This is not a frothy, escapist book.

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A couple of married professionals who are struggling with infertility are also struggling to save their marriage. Ted finds himself in love with two very different women. These characters a This book tells the story of a sseparately whose marriage begins to crumble amidst infertility and infidelity.


You can’t go wrong with either of these reads All the doctors can tell her is that it’s winstonn because of her age. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

However this book was just plain depressing. This book would probably be labeled as “Chick Lit”, a label I dislike because I think it leads men to avoid this type of book and some of the books under this label are great. Accept him how he is? Not much to say- infertility and infidelity woes. I kept wondering separatel I should quit reading it because the characters were really making me mad.

Lolly Winston is a master at wintson her characters in a sympathetic light—but not too sympathetic to make you pity them. I found that she offered the reader an idea of how heartbreakingly sad it is for a woman of 40 to yearn for a child – as an older woman with two children solf took child bearing for granted, I found this character’s actions and reactions to be fascinating reading – I like this author and bought the book because I read “Good Grief” – I wasn’t disappointed.