I Married You For Happiness

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jan 19, 2012 - Fiction - 208 pages
26 Reviews

With one night to remember a lifetime, I Married You for Happiness is a riveting and deeply moving love story.

“His hand is growing cold, still she holds it.”

The story unfolds over a single night, as Nina, numb with grief, sits at the bedside of her husband Philip. There she recalls the defining moments of their long marriage, the intimacies, dark secrets and overwhelming joys that shaped their lives.

Moving, powerful, and utterly engaging, I Married You for Happiness is a riveting portrait of a forty-three-year-old marriage and a meditation on how chance can affect both a life and love.

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You can't blame me though when you hear the premise. - Goodreads
Not quite, though Tuck's crisp writing is a joy. - Kirkus
Does mathematical research 3. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Early evening, a woman's husband comes home, greets her, goes up to their bedroom and dies. She spends the night by his side, looking back on their happy marriage. That's the plot, such as it is, to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ellen Broadhurst - Goodreads

A difficult book to give a rating to, as I alternately found it incredibly beautiful and quite frustrating. The author has a lovely, simple style and has been able to cleverly weave mathematical ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Lily Tuck was born in Paris and is the author of four previous novels – Interviewing Matisse, The Woman Who Walked on Water, the PEN/Faulkner award finalist Siam and The News From Paraguay, which won the National Book Award – as well as a collection of stories, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. She lives in New York City.

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