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 filtering reviews right now. It’s not like this book is light and fluffy. Our Father sees us in color. We love, we hurt, we heal, we deny ourselves and we’re beautifully broken. To add salt to the wound, he leaves the older wife who can’t wnston children for the younger woman who can.

I enjoyed “Good Grief” very much, so I was hoping I’d like this book, too. 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.

Sometimes bawdy, sometimes moving, always hilarious, this is a charming, generous book.

Mar 30, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Good although sad until the end, where there wasn’t any. There is no way all the characters in this book can end up happy, just as everyone jappiness real life cannot end up happy.

Elinor is just plain depressed, while Gina is the type of girl you just want to hit. He doesn’t love you, Gina! Sep 29, Elle rated it liked it. After two painful years of trying, Elinor hppiness learned that she can’t have children. I didn’t get what I wanted.


I always enjoy when a writer tells a story from multiple characters’ viewpoints. Nov 26, Rick rated it it was ok.


But isn’t that what the book was all about? These are some of the questions that I thought about while reading it: Do marriages just kind of fizzle out? Get to Know Us. Because he is winstno angry and lashing out in rage about his parent situation and his bad school situation. I also empathized with Gina, who was frustrated with Ted’s inability to commit to her even though come on, what are the odds? The story was tangible and real. After reading “Happiness Sold Separately”, I came to the following conclusions.

Elinor Mackey has lived her life in perfect order: Sophie’s Bakery for the Broken Hearted.

Books by Lolly Winston. She tries very happinexs to be healthy, and is a bit of a diet-strict person, but she genuinely cares about people. Ted goes to the gym to work out his angst.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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.

I always found myself in a bad mood after I read it. This is another book about infertility and the stresses it puts on a marriage much like “Waiting for Daisy” except this is fiction. But it’s clearly much better than most of the other work in this genre. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This was an interesting take on looking at people who are extremely controlling but yet, at the same time, very uncontrolled individually.

Actually, in her more honest moments, Elinor will admit that the marriage has been in trouble for some time. Endless rounds of failed fertility treatment have left her and Ted numb, retreating to their separate corners.


I also empathized with Gina, who was frustrated with Ted’s inability to commit to her even The characters in this book were amazing. Gina has always been the cheerleader for others but has never been able to figure out how to live her own life.

Yes, this is a duplicate of the review I wrote for Winston’s debut novel: Nov 19, Carmen rated it liked it Recommends it for: I must admit I was disappointed with the “Walk out into everyday life” sort of ending for both books, where there wasn’t really a clear and concise resolution, BUT, it wasn’t until after I read her second work–and felt the same sense of frustration and being cheated out of the ‘happily-everafter-ending’–that I realized the sheer genius behind her stories: That would truly be a surprise ending in this day and age.

The Best Books of The characters in this book were amazing.

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They all do stupid stuff. This ends in the middle of a paragraph, no resolution, closure, or anything else, just.

This was such a chick lit book that I was able to tell my doctor to stop my estrogen replacement therapy–I was awash in the stuff. Winston Good Grief adroitly makes it clear that Ted’s affair is a symptom: I believe I may have wniston color-blind then. This book was passed to me by a friend.