Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

By Jennifer Weiner

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743294287, 401pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

Description
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.


About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the #1"New York Times"bestselling author of twelve books, including"Good in Bed", "In Her Shoes", which was made into a major motion picture, and"Who Do You Love". A graduate of Princeton University andcontributor tothe"New York Times"Opinionsection, Jenniferlives with her family inPhiladelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.