I Married You For Happiness

By Lily Tuck

I Married You For Happiness is still one of my favorite books of all time. It's one of the first truly literary books I ever read. The writing is superb, the characters are complex and compelling, and the story is sweet and dark and real. Tuck is a master at writing about strong, realistic women. Since reading this book, I have read everything else Tuck has written. If you want something more bite-sized, I also highly recommend her collection of short stories, Limbo and Other Places I Have Lived