About the book
Duffy is best known for her sharp insights and sharper wit, and both are on display here… When Jack and Cindy meet at a friend’s party they are immediately attracted to one another. Cindy, a celebrated mapmaker, traces the contours of their relationship, from New York to LA, from first passion to real love. After five years together, Cindy and Jack think they have tested their love to its limits. But then Cindy falls dangerously ill, and the couple must face the hardest test of all. Told with wit, tenderness and unflinching honesty, STATE OF HAPPINESS is a captivating story of love and loss from a writer at the height of her powers. ‘STATE OF HAPPINESS is a sharp, sobering cocktail spiked with metaphysic, immense good humour and understanding.
Reviewed by Bookworm Club:
Sensitively written on an awkward subject. the story didn’t need the bad language. A little on the slow side.
Star rating: **