Fly Away Home Author:Jennifer Weiner 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 ... more »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.« less
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I enjoyed this book immensely! The characters are so true to life. I actually felt like the Mom in the book - so proud of the one daughter; so fearful for the other one - expecting the worst but hoping for the best. Sometimes, mothers have to deal with their own demons, as well as those of their children. Overall, a super read for the beach or for a cold wintery afternoon in front of the fireplace!
I bought this book new because i did not want to wait on the wish list. I am so glad i did. This was a wonderfully written book. This story was never a messy feel sorry for myself story. Three women, mother and daughters all going thru trials in life. Ms. Weiner actually started this book 10 years before all the cheating on wives in polititical circles became "popular". It was so well written i found myself believeing everything i read as truth & had to keep reminding myself this is fiction. The stories of these women were so well blended that i could not put the book down, honestly. There is alot to learn and alot to love with this novel and in a heart beat i'd read it again, but my rule is "trade" not save, "share" the good things in life and this novel was one of my more enjoyable finds i have found in life.