Happiness Sold Separately

  • by Lolly Winston
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Elinor Mackey has always done the right things in the right order: college, law school, career, marriage. But now everything's going wrong. After two painful years of trying, Elinor has learned that she can't have children. All the doctors can tell her is that it's probably because of her age. As she turns 40, she withdraws into an interior world of heartbreak.Elinor's loving husband, Ted, a successful podiatrist, has always done the right thing, too. Then he meets the wrong woman at the wrong time, and does the wrong thing. Ted's lover, Gina, a beautiful and kindhearted nutritionist, always eats the right thing, but is unlucky in love and always falls for the wrong men. Soon Ted has to fight to make everything right again.
Can Elinor and Ted's marriage be saved? The answer is alarmingly fresh and unexpected as New York Times best-selling author Lolly Winston introduces us to characters as memorable as those of Anne Tyler and Nick Hornby, but who are indelibly all her own.

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What the Critics Say

"Winston skillfully comes into her own with this brave second novel." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Good grief! What a follow-up to Winston's best-selling debut." (Library Journal)
"Sometimes bawdy, sometimes moving, always hilarious...a charming, generous book." (BookPage)
"Winston has a real feel for the push and pull of a marriage in crisis, and delivers it in a brisk, funny, no-nonsense style that still comes off as respectful of the material." (Publishers Weekly)
"Once again, Winston demonstrates a laserlike ability to focus on the inescapable reality of contemporary relationships, tempering her characters' abject pain with appealing good humor." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I really loved it

How I found out about this book was that I read the Julia Robert's production company bought the rights to this and was going to make a film of it starting Julia, so I was intrigued.
I am now very anxious to see the how they adapt this wonderful story to the large screen.
I can see why. All of the characters were very likable and very easy to relate to and you weren't quite sure how it was going to end.
I recommend this book.
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- Christine

Good Listen

This was a good listen and I recommend it. The story moves along at just the right pace and I found myself surpised at the emotions that were described from the male point of view! As the story was narrated, I was able to immerse myself into the feelings of all the characters. My only complaint was that I wasn't thrilled with the ending; I felt it was too abrupt. I wanted to share in the emotions of Gina and Tony as the story ended, but it was left to my imagination!
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- Joan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2006
  • Publisher: Books on Tape