" A Happy Marriage is wrenching, painfully intimate and borderline offensive ("He had ordered her in." seriously?). The novel seems laudably honest (and is extremely well written, precise and exacting) yet never escapes the undercurrent of a voice seeking absolution, potentially deserved but nonetheless almost annoyingly plaintive (but hey, that's probably just my cynicism/lack of empathy coming through). Alternating between his first encounters with his wife in their twenties, and her deathbed (she is dying of bladder cancer) in their fifties, the protagonist Enrique is a devout husband, even in the midst of an infidelity; the tragedy is that only Margaret's death can offer a resolution. "
— Clara, 1/23/2014