Synopses & Reviews
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.
“The?quintessential beach read!” – Columbus Dispatch
“Fly Away Home?is the book to pack this summer. The latest from Jennifer?Weiner has it all.” – St.?Petersburg?Times
“The season's hottest chick lit...We're fascinated by the stories of betrayed political wives, and now the best-selling author of Good in Bed cozies up to the subject in her new novel.” – USA Today
“Unflappably fun… Hilarious… In Jennifer Weiner's luscious new novel, Fly Away Home, a political wife's predicament is the catalyst for a highly entertaining story… The message is choosing to live an authentic life. As always, Weiner gives us a woman who stands taller, curvier, and happier when she does just that.” —USA Today "This is summer reading at its best: entertaining and full of insight into relationships and how they change" — People (3.5 out of 4 stars) "Fresh, nuanced... Weiner wryly and sensitively shows the trade-offs we all make to maintain our relationships." —Parade “This best-selling author proves again that she writes the best page-turners around.” – Elle "Witty and smart" —O Magazine “Fly Away Home is Weiner’s best offering in years. The book is well written, a page turner and timely.” —Associated Press “The quintessential beach read!” —Columbus Dispatch "Sharp, hysterical, thoughtful. . .Jennifer Weiner's latest treat hits the spot" —The Providence Journal “Fly Away Home is the book to pack this summer. The latest from Jennifer Weiner has it all.” — St. Petersburg Times "Smart and juicy" —Good Housekeeping
About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, which have spent a combined five years on the bestseller list, with over 15 million copies in print in thirty-six countries. Her iconic debut Good in Bed is now in its fifty-ninth printing. In Her Shoes was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine. All Fall Down has become one of the best-reviewed novels of 2014, and is hailed as “compulsively readable” by The New York Times Book Review. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.