Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
A Novel

80%

6 Critic Reviews

The writing is exemplary and if you're looking for a thought-provoking read...you'll enjoy Fly Away Home.
-The Bookbag

Synopsis

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.
 

About Jennifer Weiner

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Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
 
Published June 28, 2010 by Atria Books. 420 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Fly Away Home
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

The Bookbag

Excellent
on Jun 03 2011

The writing is exemplary and if you're looking for a thought-provoking read...you'll enjoy Fly Away Home.

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The Seattle Times

Good
on Jul 24 2010

The book is well written, a page turner and timely. Fans of Weiner won't be disappointed, and readers in general will be satisfied.

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Denver Post

Good
on Jul 25 2010

..."Fly Away Home" is consistently engaging, a yarn that doesn't depend on breaking news to grab our attention.

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About.com Bestsellers

Below average

Weiner's novel doesn't break new ground, and probably won't stay with you.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Good
on Jul 30 2010

There are light, funny moments throughout the story...“Fly Away Home” is a different outlook for Wiener, one that I think will please her fans as well as new readers.

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EzineArticles

Excellent
on Jul 14 2010

Fly Away Home is yet another excellent summer read...make sure you set aside plenty of time because once you pick it up, you won't be putting it back down until you reach the very last page.

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