These Books Aren't All New??

Books are expensive. I tend to pick and review books that are both new & old. Many of these books you will be able to find on the shelves on your library as opposed to the front of your bookstore.

I believe that there are many hidden gems from years gone by & I enjoy highlighting those as well as today's best sellers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner, the review.

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.


I've been fortunate enough to read every Jennifer Weiner book published.  I've yet to be disappointed!  Fly Away Home is a wonderful story and such an easy read.  Jennifer (who confirmed this at her book read on Friday) played into the events that we are so familiar with in the news -- the extramarital affairs of the rich and politically famous, and even some imfamous... including a certain Ex-husband of an Oscar winner.

I will say that, there is a lot more SEX in this one.  None of the sex is particularly related to the point of the story, so (to me) it was fluff, but it's in there.  I managed to read it in a day and a half, and save the "scenes", I'd highly recommend this!!


1 comment:

  1. I was wondering about this one... I just read one of her books a few weeks ago & really liked it...

    So I may have to pick it up now...


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