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Fly Away Home: A Novel
by Jennifer Weiner

Published: 2011-04-26
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From one of the nation’s most beloved writers, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who seek refuge in an old Connecticut beach house.

When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades ...
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From one of the nation’s most beloved writers, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who seek refuge in an old Connecticut beach house.

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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  "Fly Away Home"by traveler1 (see profile) 09/14/11

 
  "Fly Away Home"by ncvlib (see profile) 08/03/11

 
  "Fly Away Home"by stbm11 (see profile) 09/29/10

The book was a quick, easy read. Would be good for the summer on the beach. It didn't every really pick up to have a stronger story line that was addictive. However, I enjoyed having a light read that... (read more)

 
  "good book"by melissa618 (see profile) 09/27/10

Easy to read and much to discuss

 
  "Fly Away Home"by HWoodard (see profile) 09/27/10

 
  "Fly Away Home"by cessig (see profile) 08/20/10

I thought the book was rather boring and really didn't get interesting til the last 100 pages or so.

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