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Happy All The Time

(1978)
A novel by

 
 
A witty modern-day classic about two unique couples discovering universal truths about love and marriage from "a wise, bighearted writer" (The Washington Post).

Guido Morris and Vincent Cardworthy are third cousins and best friends. In college they dreamed of writing poetry (Guido) and winning the Nobel Prize in Physics (Vincent). Now in their late twenties, they are together again in Cambridge and on the verge of settling down to more prosaic pursuits. Vincent is headed to New York City to become the Board of City Planning's expert on garbage, while Guido is preparing to take over the management of his family's foundation.

What they really want to know, however, is who their wives will be. Guido gets the first inkling of his romantic future when he spies a girl with the blackest, sleekest hair he has ever seen sitting on a bench at the Fogg Museum. When he tries to flirt with her, Holly Sturgis makes a cutting remark and leaves. For Guido, it is love at first sight.

Vincent discovers Misty Berkowitz one morning at work. Stirring her coffee with a fountain pen, she tells him to get the hell away from her. Soon, cheerful, open-minded Vincent can't stop thinking about his bored, misanthropic, and very pretty colleague.

Guido, Holly, Vincent, and Misty are lucky enough to find love. The question is, are they smart enough to hold on to it? From the terrifying uncertainty of courtship to the dull contentment of marriage, Happy All the Time is a dazzling tribute to the hard work and real courage it takes to create a storybook romance.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

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Hardback Editions

2000 : USA Hardback

Title: Happy All The Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-7394-3937-5 / 978-0-7394-3937-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
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September 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-7011-2426-1 / 978-0-7011-2426-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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June 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-8161-6683-8 / 978-0-8161-6683-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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September 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-394-50190-X / 978-0-394-50190-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happy All the Time (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-307-47440-2 / 978-0-307-47440-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-06-095532-5 / 978-0-06-095532-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPeren
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August 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-06-097564-4 / 978-0-06-097564-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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July 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-14-007687-5 / 978-0-14-007687-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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April 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-671-49587-9 / 978-0-671-49587-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: HAPPY ALL TIME
Author(s): Laurie colwin
ISBN: 0-671-82777-4 / 978-0-671-82777-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 1981 : UK Paperback

Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 0-00-615930-3 / 978-0-00-615930-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
ISBN: 1-5226-7988-X / 978-1-5226-7988-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Happy All the Time
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Happy All the Time: A Novel
Author(s): Laurie Colwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
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