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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,648 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lolly Winston Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Elinor Mackey has always done the right things in the right order–college, law school, career, marriage–but now everything’s going wrong. After two painful years of trying, Elinor has learned that she can’t have children. All the doctors can tell her is that it’s probably because of her age. As she turns forty, she withdraws into an interior world of heartbreak.

Elinor’s loving husband, Ted, a successful podiatrist, has always done the right thing, too. Then he meets the wrong woman at the wrong time, and does the wrong thing. Ted’s lover, Gina–a beautiful and kindhearted nutritionist–always eats the right thing, but is unlucky in love and always falls for the wrong men. Soon Ted has to fight to make everything right again.

Can Elinor and Ted’s marriage be saved? The answer is alarmingly fresh and unexpected as New York Times bestselling author Lolly Winston introduces us to characters as memorable as those of Anne Tyler and Nick Hornby, but who are indelibly all her own.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea Vrtikapa | 2/3/2014

    " Heartrending story of how infertility breaks up a marriage. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alison | 2/1/2014

    " I can't believe I even finished this - A boring mis-mash of characters and the story just ended out of nowhere! I literally flipped the page to find one last paragraph followed by a huge section of discussion questions - I was tricked! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Natalie H. | 1/23/2014

    " This is Winston's first novel and I give it two thumbs up for a first attempt. She's witty and snarky and empowers the little voice inside of you that sometimes wants to say "no". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patricia | 1/21/2014

    " such a good honest book about women and how we feel and deal with life. lolly winston is one of my favorite authors. "

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About the Author
Author Lolly Winston

Lolly Winston, born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Connecticut, holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied with Alan Gurganus and wrote a collection of short stories as her thesis. In the early eighties she went to Hawaii for eight days and stayed for eight years, boogie boarding and working as a corporate copy writer and public affairs officer at a local trauma hospital. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the early nineties, where she continued to work as a public relations professional. Her first foray into freelance journalism was as a stringer for Automotive News. After falling off the corporate ladder, she began working from home as a freelance writer for high-tech companies and the San Jose Mercury News. Since then her work has appeared in the magazines Redbook, Family Circle, Working Mother, New Woman, Sunset, Lifetime, and others. She has also taught classes in freelance writing. She lives with her husband in Northern California.