Layover by Lisa Zeidner
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Claire Newbold is not your typical heroine. Smart and sexy, yes, but
she's also been known to sneak into a hotel room or two without paying,
seduce a teenager in wet bathing trunks, and just check out of things
altogether--like her job. And her marriage. No wonder, though. Claire's
been careening off heartbreak. Her only child has died, she may be
infertile, and her husband has had an affair.

No longer a mother,
not sure she wants to be a wife, Claire moves from hotel to hotel,
basking in the anonymity of travel and forbidden sex. She even comes to
believe she is clairvoyant, able to "read" into the souls of others.
Eventually she begins to see into her own soul as she ponders whether or
not to return home. As she struggles to repair her marriage and her
life, Claire surprises herself -- and us -- by emerging with a new sense
of redemption.

About Lisa Zeidner

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Lisa Zeidner has published five novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover, and two books of poems. Her stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, GQ, Tin House, and elsewhere. She directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.
Published September 4, 2012 by Sarah Crichton Books. 288 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ignoring her therapist's advice to return home, Claire cavorts with Zach's father, a sexy lawyer, realizing that robust sex is, for her, a panacea for grief, and staying in his plush bachelor digs while she awaits the results of the test for cancer.

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