I Married You For Happiness

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jan 19, 2012 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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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I am a member of the Women's National Book Association. Here in the Charlotte chapter, we have been tossing around the idea of starting a book club for some time now but we weren't sure exactly how we ... Read full review

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Nina's husband Philip goes upstairs for a lie down before dinner on his return from work. When he doesn't respond to her "dinner's ready" calls she goes to check on him. Philip is dead...there one ... 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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