I Married You for Happiness

By Lily Tuck; Barbara Caruso (Read by)
(Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611746198)

Publication Date: September 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2011 Indie Next List
“Lily Tuck's new novel is a gem. Sitting beside the body of her husband who has died unexpectedly while she was making dinner, Nina spends the whole night with his body, remembering their marriage of 43 years -- the early years as well as the highlights, both the good and the difficult. Written with honesty by a woman who clearly understands relationships and all of the intimacies and secrets that go along with marriage, this is a novel to be savored.”
-- Penny McConnel, Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT


Description
In her first novel since winning the National Book Award, Lily Tuck delivers an elegant tour-de-force portrait ofa forty-three-year marriage.



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  1. In the opening pages, we meet a widow who is stunned to lose the husband she was devoted to and depended on. What happens in the narrative to modify this first impression? Also, discuss how Nina grieves: “With her free hand, she touches her face to make sure” (p. 4); “Again she thinks about those dark-skinned, Mediterranean women, women in veils, women with long messy hair, and she wishes she could beat her breast and wail” (p. 6).

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