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Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin
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Happy All the Time (1978)

by Laurie Colwin

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Sweet story, absolutely fantastic characters and some of the wittiest lines in any book I've read in a while. ( )
  JBD1 | Feb 14, 2014 |
Fun, witty, and optimistic! ( )
  zannerina | Oct 21, 2013 |


Read like a rom-com, but kind of brainy one. Breezy and quick and peripherally and transiently satisfying. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
This novel follows two oddly matched couples as they stumble toward happy marriages. Colwin’s novel feels old-fashioned for its willingness to have its characters truly listen to each other. Other aspects of the book seem passé, too, but I wish more writers would revive them. Colwin appreciates her characters and takes them seriously—she doesn’t create them solely to poke fun at them—and she allows them to achieve limited victories. The generous spirit she brings to writing the book makes it a pleasure to read. ( )
  amyjmerrick | Feb 8, 2013 |
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Guido Morris and Vincent Cardworthy were third cousins.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060955325, Paperback)

This delightful comedy of manners and morals is about romantic friendship, romantic marriage, and romantic love--about four people who are good-hearted and sane, lucky and gifted, and who find one another. Knowing that happiness is an art form that requires energy, discipline, and talent, Guido, Holly, Vincnt, and Misty deal with jealousy, estrangement, and other perils involved in the search for love.

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The courtship of Vincent Cardworthy and Misty Berkowitz and the marriage of Holly Stergis and Guido Morris are marked by practical concerns, romance, surprises, luck, and no upper hands

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