Happy All the Time

Author(s): Laurie Colwin


Guido and Vincent are childhood best friends--third cousins, really--living in Cambridge and dreaming about their futures. Guido plans to write poetry while Vincent feels confident he will win a Nobel prize for physics. When Guido spots Holly while exiting a museum, he can immediately sense that she will difficult, quirky, and hard to live with. He loves her on sight. Vincent, open-minded and cheerful, meets Misty at work. Though she is a  bored and misanthropic brunette, he finds himself desperate to know her. Through courtship, jealousy, estrangement, and other perils, Happy All the Time follows four sane, intelligent, and good-intentioned people who manage to find love in spite of themselves.


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Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels--"Happy All the Time"; "Family Happiness"; "Goodbye Without Leaving"; "A Big Storm Knocked It Over";""and "Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object"--three collections of short stories--"Passion and Affect"; "The Lone Pilgrim"; and "Another Marvelous Thing"--and two collections of essays, "Home Cooking "and "More Home Cooking." Colwin died in 1992.

General Fields

  • : 9780307474407
  • : Vintage Books
  • : Vintage Contemporaries
  • : March 2010
  • : 204mm X 132mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : en
  • : 813.54
  • : 213
  • : Laurie Colwin