Reviews for Happiness Sold Separately

Three's a Crowd: An unfaithful husband so kind and appealing you can see why two women love him. Lolly Winston's warmhearted second novel is a natural crowd-pleaser that deserves critical respect as well.”
  —Washington Post Book World. To read review in its entirety, click here.

“A deceptively breezy, thoughtful look at the emotional complexities of a childless suburban California marriage... The author allows her characters to seethe, stumble and emerge fully human. Winston (Good Grief, 2004) skillfully comes into her own with this brave second novel. ”
  —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This is no stock relationship novel. Elinor's wit, as well as Winston's keen eye for humor in moments of despair, elevate this touching comic tale above the crowded pack.”
  —People (four stars)

“Compulsively readable... Winston examines that elusive emotional state called happiness and the often quirky places where people find it. In the end, the reader has enormous empathy for all the characters, including Gina, whose abs are more perfect than her grammar.”
  —USA Today

“A tender, wry, beautifully crafted story about a marriage in trouble... Winston narrates the novel from several points of view, and in the process makes all of her characters sympathetic. Their voices are real and thoroughly human. There's nothing easy about this story. It's complicated, messy, and unpredictable—like real life.”
  —The Boston Globe

“Elinor, Ted, and Gina are well-drawn characters whose responses are intensely felt and perversely funny in Winston's bittersweet evocation of life's possibilities and disappointments and the slippery slope of being in love. Her unanticipated but still optimistic solution will resonate with readers. Highly recommended. ”
  —Library Journal, starred review

“A bittersweet, funny novel about the end of one love and the beginning of a new life.”
  —Glamour, one of the “Six best, most gripping reads out there,” September 2006

“Winston is not afraid to show us at our worst and make us laugh, and her compassionate insight into the ways we screw up - and heal ourselves - makes Happiness Sold Separately quite a bargain.”
  —Miami Herald

“From the first line of Lolly Winston's latest, Happiness Sold Separately, I was hooked.”
  —Nights and Weekends. To read review in its entirety, click here.

For Nancy Perl's review, click here.