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Jun 08, 2021
| ISBN 9780593313541
Nov 18, 2014
| ISBN 9780593313572
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Jun 08, 2021 | ISBN 9780593313541
Nov 18, 2014 | ISBN 9780593313572
A modern classic from Laurie Colwin (Home Cooking), one of the most beloved romantic comedy authors of all time; the story of a woman who has everything… at least on the surface.Polly Solo-Miller Demarest has it all: a dashing lawyer husband, two beautiful children, and a cushy Uptown apartment. And yet… she feels trapped. Trapped by the pressure to be the perfect daughter to a distinguished family. Trapped in her marriage. Which is why Polly, much to her own shock, finds herself embarking on a thrilling affair with a painter–and a search to discover what she really wants from life. A thoroughly charming novel about finding balance and content, Family Happiness is a delightful yet thought provoking work of romantic comedy from an author at the peak of her powers.
To the rest of the world Polly Solo-Miller Demarest lives a charmed life. She has a beautiful home, a dashing lawyer husband, and two delightful children. But beneath this idyllic surface, the pressure of being the “perfect flower” of an illustrious family—and a stable, always-available wife, mother, and daughter––are getting to her. The spark has gone out of her marriage, and to her own surprise, she’s having an affair. What follows is at once cathartic and incredibly tense, and both may be necessary ingredients for Polly to grow into the kind of person she’s happy to be. Kind yet candid, as all of Laurie Colwin’s books are, Family Happiness is a heartfelt novel about a midlife crisis and a woman tired of being taken for granted––and a reminder that family, like happiness, can take many forms.
Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels—Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; A Big Storm Knocked It Over; and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object—three collections of short stories—Passion and Affect; The Lone Pilgrim; and Another… More about Laurie Colwin
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