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The Resource Secrets of Happiness

Secrets of Happiness

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Secrets of Happiness
Title
Secrets of Happiness
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Summary
A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR When a man discovers his father in New York has long had another, secret, family—a wife and two kids—the interlocking fates of both families lead to surprise loyalties, love triangles, and a reservoir of inner strength in this "expansive and elegantly crafted novel" (Fresh Air, NPR). "Rich with the complexities of life . . . the stories create a world made fully dimensional through changes of perspective—major characters appear and reappear as part of one or another’s experience and testimony . . . Pull any life’s thread and you discover a mesh of involvement that soon takes in all the others. It is a fine thing, subtly done, and truly exhilarating." —The Wall Street JournalEthan, a young lawyer in New York, learns that his father has long kept a second family—a Thai wife and two kids living in Queens. In the aftermath of this revelation, Ethan's mother spends a year working abroad, returning much changed, as events introduce her to the other wife. Across town, Ethan's half brothers are caught in their own complicated journeys: one brother's penchant for minor delinquency has escalated, and the other must travel to Bangkok to bail him out, while the bargains their mother has struck about love and money continue to shape their lives. As Ethan finds himself caught in a love triangle of his own, the interwoven fates of these two households elegantly unfurl to encompass a woman rallying to help an ill brother with an unreliable lover and a filmmaker with a girlhood spent in Nepal. Evoking a generous and humane spirit, and a story that ranges over three continents, Secrets of Happiness elucidates the ways people marshal the resources at hand to forge their own forms of joy
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Silber, Joan
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • LGBTQIA+ (Fiction)
  • Fiction
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Secrets of Happiness
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OVERDRIVE:a089bf88-7bed-4afb-929d-e096de963624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640094468
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Secrets of Happiness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a089bf88-7bed-4afb-929d-e096de963624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781640094468
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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