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Happiness Sold Separately
Happiness Sold Separately
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Infertility and infidelity pack a potent—and potentially fatal—one-two punch to Elinor and Ted Mackey’s once-idyllic marriage in Winston’s perceptive and poignant exploration of marital commitment and liberation. Intelligent and successful, the Mackeys appear to have everything going for them except the ability to become parents and the agility to withstand the devastating emotional impact such a loss imposes on their relationship. Her hormones in a state of turbulent imbalance, Elinor becomes alternately volatile and withdrawn, driving Ted to seek refuge at the local gym, where his nubile personal trainer, Gina, is more than willing to provide the sympathy and support he craves. Madly in love with Ted, single-mother Gina has a secret weapon to eventually win him over: her ten-year-old son, Toby, whose open adoration of Ted may prove too hard for anyone to resist....
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Infertility and infidelity pack a potent—and potentially fatal—one-two punch to Elinor and Ted Mackey’s once-idyllic marriage in Winston’s perceptive and poignant exploration of marital commitment and liberation. Intelligent and successful, the Mackeys appear to have everything going for them except the ability to become parents and the agility to withstand the devastating emotional impact such a loss imposes on their relationship. Her hormones in a state of turbulent imbalance, Elinor becomes alternately volatile and withdrawn, driving Ted to seek refuge at the local gym, where his nubile personal trainer, Gina, is more than willing to provide the sympathy and support he craves. Madly in love with Ted, single-mother Gina has a secret weapon to eventually win him over: her ten-year-old son, Toby, whose open adoration of Ted may prove too hard for anyone to resist. 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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About Lolly

Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Connecticut, Lolly Winston holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she wrote a collection of short stories as her thesis.


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Published Reviews

Dec.13.2007

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