Review: Fly Away Home

Why I picked it: This book was sitting on the bookshelf at my local library and Weiner is a popular author so I decided to take a listen.

Synopsis: 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.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Maybe I expected too much...the book starts with at a great pace and kept me engaged but I found myself bored reading the second half.  As the book progressed I found myself no longer carrying what happened to the characters.  This isn't the first time this has happened for me with Weiner... it might be time for me to take a break from her novels. 

Have you read this book?  Did I miss something?

Source: Library (audio)

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