Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

A Novel

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780743294287
9780743294270
9781439196892
Branch Call Number: FICTION WEI

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reeread
Sep 17, 2017

A fairly predictable read about a mother and her two daughters who find their lives are not all they thought or want them to be.

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GLNovak
Apr 07, 2017

If you are looking for a quick easy read book to entertain while travelling or on vacation, this one might work. It is a book about a wife who molded herself into everything her husband, the senator, needed, only to discover he had an affair. She is rocked to her core and escapes to her childhood summer home to ponder her future. Sharing this pondering time is her successful doctor daughter who realizes she has built her whole life as she thought she wanted it but now finds it all hollow. Not to be left behind is the younger daughter who, of course, is not successful. She needs to sort out her aimless druggie life and hopes that coming home is the key. Yes, very much a formula, but still an interesting page-turner.

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kerrysoby
Jul 09, 2014

Easy, light summer read

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loribetho
May 04, 2014

FUNNY!

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alistraka
Dec 20, 2011

This book is pretty slow, and honestly, it's a little boring. Despite many interesting events occurring, I never felt very connected or captivated by the characters and plot. It didn't live up to its potential. I'd skip it.

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tt1
Oct 29, 2011

I didn't like it. This book was boring and the characters weren't engaging at all. I struggled to complete this book and when it ended, I was relieved, and disappointed.

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bibliomum
Aug 04, 2011

It took me a bit to get into this one, but I am glad that I stuck it out. I love Jennifer Weiner and this was a great book.

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pmorgan
Jun 25, 2011

didn't finish

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LibraryR
Apr 09, 2011

A novel about truth in how we see ourselves and others see us. A very good read.

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roxiep
Sep 09, 2010

I LOVED this book! I read it on vacation. It was an easy read but also quite insightful and engaging. The author has an excellent ability to develop characters and plot that kept me turning the digital pages (I bought I copy for my iPhone). I highly recommend this book and this author.

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