Monday, April 11, 2011
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. -- Washington Square Press
Last summer, I was fortunate enough to read FLY AWAY HOME by Jennifer Weiner. As is the case with so many Jennifer Weiner books, I adored it -- you can read my thoughts here. FLY AWAY HOME will be available in paperback on April 26th, and I highly recommend it to fans of women's fiction. FLY AWAY HOME would also make a fantastic book club selection, so keep it in mind for a spring or summer pick.
Now, on to the exciting news....
To celebrate the paperback release of FLY AWAY HOME, I have one copy to share with a lucky reader courtesy of Engelman and Co. To enter, just fill out the form below before Sunday, April 24th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!