Happiness: How to Build a Family out of Love and Spare Parts

Happiness: How to Build a Family out of Love and Spare Parts

Heather Harpham
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Author:  Heather Harpham
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  336
Publisher:  Oneworld Publications
Year:  2018
ISBN:  9781786073433

Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Pick 2018

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A page-turning, shirt-grabbing true story that follows a one-of-a-kind family required to make nearly unimaginable choices

Happiness starts out as a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, an out-going, theatre-performing California girl, and Brian, an intellectual New Yorker with an unwavering writing routine. But when Heather falls pregnant, their magical interlude abruptly ends-Brian loves her, only he doesn't want kids. So Heather decides to have their baby alone.

Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, 'Get dressed, your baby is in trouble.' This is not how Heather had imagined motherhood. As concerns for her health grow, Brian and Heather begin a cautious return to each other. Happiness transforms heartbreak and parental fears into a lyrical meditation on love and happiness, in all their crooked configurations.