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STARRED REVIEW

Secrets of Happiness

Rarely is a novel of moral ideas so buoyant in spirit or so exquisitely crafted.

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Review of ‘Secrets of Happiness’

The challenges of balancing money and personal happiness wend their way through National Book Critics Circle Award winner Joan Silber’s Secrets of Happiness, which begins with a startling act of duplicity and ends with acceptance and reconciliation despite the characters’ changed circumstances.

The novel opens as Ethan, a gay lawyer in Manhattan, relates how his…

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