I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck audiobook

I Married You for Happiness

By Lily Tuck
Read by Barbara Caruso

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780802119919
5.61 Hours Unabridged
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Over a single night, Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Too shocked to grieve, she remembers the defining moments of their long union, he a mathematician, she an artist. N

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Summary

Summary

A 2011 Boston Globe Book of the Year for Fiction

A 2011 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year for Fiction

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction

Selected for the October 2011 Indie Next List

Over a single night, Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Too shocked to grieve, she remembers the defining moments of their long union, he a mathematician, she an artist. N

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This slim brush of a book manages to accomplish in a mere 200-plus pages what many novelists try to do in twice the verbiage…[It] examines the disguises and surprises that energize a lasting marriage.” Seattle Times
“An elegant vigil…A poised, readable, immediate novel.” Guardian
“Sweet, tender, and compelling.” Chicago Tribune
“Beautiful…Tuck produces spare prose that doesn’t sacrifice tension or emotion in its economy…An artfully crafted still life of one couple’s marriage.” Boston Globe
“One of the most beautiful love songs in novel form you’ll ever read…Tuck is a genius with moments…Her ability to capture beauty will remind readers of Margaret Yourcenar and Marguerite Duras.” Los Angels Book Review
“[A] moving narrative…Poetic and absorbing…The final passages, as dawn breaks in the new widow’s life, are a rare and elegant affirmation of the transcendence of love.” Daily Beast
“Luminous…Spare but deep.” NPR
“A magical, truthful tale.” Huffington Post
“Tuck’s crisp writing is a joy.” Kirkus Reviews
“A full and satisfying portrayal of a marriage…Great fodder for readers who enjoy pondering life’s larger questions.” Library Journal
“A breathlessly mannered, affecting new work…Small, vital snapshots make up two lives closely shared, and beautifully portrayed in this triumph of a novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The writing is lyrical and striking, vividly capturing the nature of memory and the way in which love, though never simple, is contained and proven in the small, indelible moments of our lives…This slim, magnificent novel is rarefied by its heartbreaking immediacy, and the moving, aching stream of consciousness chronicles not only the psychology of shock and mourning, but also the minute-by-minute way in which Nine begins to put life as she knows it in the past tense.” BookPage
“Strangely captivating…The story becomes steadily more absorbing, and the sum of the novel’s parts is well worth the effort.” Washington Post
“Affecting, original…Rich in sentiment, poignancy, and honesty.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Lily Tuck

Author Bio: Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck is the author of several novels, including Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up, The Woman Who Walked on Water, Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, which was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and The News From Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award. She is also the author of the biography Woman of Rome, A Life of Elsa Morante. Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, and are collected in Limbo, or Other Places I Have Lived. She divides her time between Maine and New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English