The Sad Truth About Happiness:

Paperback | August 31, 2006

byAnne Giardini

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A beautiful and affecting novel -- bittersweet and comic -- on the elusive nature of happiness

Maggie is in her early thirties, gainfully employed, between relationships, and ready for a change. But when she takes a quiz in a magazine that promises to predict the date of a person's death, she's shocked to learn she's going to die before her next birthday unless she can somehow discover contentment in life. What ensues is a quirky and satisfying journey in pursuit of true happiness, a quest that leads to unexpected joys and perceptions.

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A beautiful and affecting novel -- bittersweet and comic -- on the elusive nature of happinessMaggie is in her early thirties, gainfully employed, between relationships, and ready for a change. But when she takes a quiz in a magazine that promises to predict the date of a person's death, she's shocked to learn she's going to die before...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.02 × 5.4 × 0.74 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060741775

ISBN - 13:9780060741778

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“First-time novelist Anne Giardini delivers a powerful story [and] a character for the ages.”