Happiness For Beginners: A Novel

byKatherine Center

Paperback | March 24, 2015

Happiness For Beginners: A Novel by Katherine Center
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A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen's well-behaved life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls.

Yet, despite everything, the vast wilderness has a way of making Helen's own little life seem bigger, too. And, somehow the people who annoy her the most start teaching her the very things she needs to learn. Like how to stand up for herself. And how being scared can make you brave. And how sometimes you just have to get really, really lost before you can even have a hope of being found.

KATHERINE CENTER is the author of four novels about love and family: The Bright Side of Disaster, Everyone Is Beautiful, Get Lucky, and The Lost Husband. Her books and essays have appeared in Redbook, People, USA Today, Vanity Fair, and Real Simple-as well as the anthologies Because I Love Her, CRUSH, and My Parents Were Awesome. Kathe...
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Title:Happiness For Beginners: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.31 X 5.51 X 0.86 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.31 X 5.51 X 0.86 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250047307

ISBN - 13:9781250047304

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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