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Fly Away Home - Jennifer Weiner
Fly Away Home
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Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . . When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades later, Sylvie has remade herself as the ideal politician’s wife—her hair dyed and straightened, her hippie-chick wardrobe replaced by... show more
Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . . When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades later, Sylvie has remade herself as the ideal politician’s wife—her hair dyed and straightened, her hippie-chick wardrobe replaced by tailored knit suits. At fifty-seven, she ruefully acknowledges that her job is staying twenty pounds thinner than she was in her twenties and tending to her husband, the senator. Lizzie, the Woodruffs’ younger daughter, is at twenty-four a recovering addict, whose mantra HALT (Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?) helps her keep her life under control. Still, trouble always seems to find her. Her older sister, Diana, an emergency room physician, has everything Lizzie failed to achieve—a husband, a young son, the perfect home—and yet she’s trapped in a loveless marriage. With temptation waiting in one of the ER’s exam rooms, she finds herself craving more. After Richard’s extramarital affair makes headlines, the three women are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be. Written with an irresistible blend of heartbreak and hilarity, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who after a lifetime of distance finally learn to find refuge in one another.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780743294270 (0743294270)
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
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trewen
trewen rated it
AUDIO a smidge under 4 stars I actually enjoyed this book despite the cheating, which i usually won't read.Cheating leaves me nauseous.I like a story about women who "find themselves" and I was proud of Sylviefor doing just that.However, her decisions in the end left me disappointed and unsatisf...
katewelsh
katewelsh rated it
4.0 Fly Away Home: A Novel
Very nice read about mother-daughters relationships. I enjoyed it a lot although sometimes it appeared too fictional and sweet, that' s why 4 and not 5 stars. But still, not bad.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
skimmy skimming skimi didn't read all the details
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
3.5 out of 5. Good, but predictable. Too many current references to popular culture -- cute, but will be dated very quickly. Selma is my favourite character, but she simply doesn't appear often enough in the story. Pity.For the longer review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_Fly_Aw...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
2.0
Oh my Lordy, this book was so far out of my genre comfort zone..I felt like was in drama town...so I was pretty excited when this book came to an end.
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