Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

Large Print - 2010
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Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school. She had wild curls, a hippie-chick wardrobe and lots of opinions she wasn't shy about sharing. But decades of marriage and motherhood have molded Sylvie as the perfect politician's wife. At fifty-seven, she ruefully admits that her only job is tending to her husband.

Lizzie, the Woodruff's youngest daughter, is a recovering addict, and still depending on her long-suffering family to get her out of the trouble that always seems to find her. Kate, her sister, is an emergency room physician who has achieved the "perfect" husband, home, son, and career - so why is she so unhappy? When Richard's extramarital affair makes headlines, the three women's lives are drawn into the painful glare of the media spotlight. Sylvie retreats to her grandmother's rambling seaside home to ride out the gossip, and is soon joined there by her distraught daughters.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781602858138
Branch Call Number: LT WEI
Characteristics: 527 p. (large print) ;,23 cm

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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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litmv
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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