Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

This is a selection for the Monthly Key Word Challenge 2013 for June.  Key Word: Fly
Read the first chapter here.

Sylvie and Richard are married and have two grown daughters, Diana and Lizzie. Richard is a politician.  Diana is an ER doctor in Philadelphia.  She is unhappy in her marriage and is having an affair.  Lizzie is a former addict. Richard is having an affair and is found out.  Sylvie is devastated.  She leaves him for her family's beach home in Connecticut. Everyone's lives are changed and this is their story.

Description from goodreads:
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.

Pages: 401

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