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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Judith Light Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the nation’s most beloved writers, Jennifer Weiner has become a literary phenomenon with millions of copies of her books in print. Her latest work, Fly Away Home, is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who seek refuge in an old Connecticut beach house.


Sylvie has spent the last thirty-eight years being the ideal politician’s wife. After a painful public betrayal, she retreats to her grandmother’s rambling seaside home to ride out the scandal and find herself again.

Sylvie’s eldest daughter, Kate, married out of friendship and respect, not love...then years later, finds herself falling for a most unsuitable man. When the affair ends badly, she sets off in search of a new beginning.

Lizzie, Sylvie’s youngest, who caused her parents such heartache as a teenager, is finally getting her life together. When a summer fling leaves her pregnant, and her charming boyfriend turns violent, Lizzie heads out of town.

Fly Away Home is about a family of women who, together, find their voices, their purpose, and the power they’ve had all along. With Weiner’s signature blend of heartbreak and humor, this stunning follow-up to one of the most popular novels of the year will resonate with listeners everywhere.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Witty and smart.”

    O Magazine

  • “This is summer reading at its best: entertaining and full of insight into relationships and how they change.”

    People

  • “Fresh, nuanced...Weiner wryly and sensitively shows the trade-offs we all make to maintain our relationships.”

    Parade

  • “This bestselling author proves again that she writes the best page-turners around.”

    Elle

  • “From the smartest chick-lit author we know...With her signature humor, Weiner humanizes the relationship between a mother and her daughters as they struggle to keep their family together.”

    Glamour

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maribeth | 2/20/2014

    " An easy read for a lazy day, but there is more to her writing than meets the eye. Smart and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Felisha | 2/10/2014

    " As always, loved it. I am a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner and whenever I pick up one of her books I cannot put it down. This book was a sweet story about being in a family and growing up. It did make me wish I had a beach house to run away to when life gets too overwhelming! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tania Lukinyuk | 2/5/2014

    " I have not been lucky recently with choosing great books for reading. Unfortunately, 'Fly Away Home' did not break this unlucky stripe. This turned out to be a good solid 3-star book. As a marketer, I totally admire author's approach in choosing right characters - females of ages 50+, 30+ and 20+, all at different life cycle stages, having variety of unique issues which happen to be most typical issues nowadays (disloyalty, divorces, custody, drugs etc.). Perfect wife, perfect daughter, troubled child, generation gap - all properly featured in the book. All set to target the widest audience possible. Yet as marketer I know - when you target wide audience - you get average product which does not particularly strike a cord big time with any real consumers (readers in this case). Yes, book reveals exciting insights: women loving husbands beyond their kids, totally sacrificing their self identity; women spending their life trying to be ideal and having ideal lifestyle/family. But the plot is built on cliches, very typical for America these days, I believe, such as women suddenly regaining their self identity after quarter of century or starting search for their true self... Characters are very predictable, straightforward, one almost wishes to cry out to the author: "Give them a twist!" The only lively character in the book is Selma, the mother of the main character, feministic ex-judge with rough sense of humor. Yet even with her - i was hit by banal cliches at times. If you liked 'Eat, Pray, Love' - you will love this book. If you did not - don't waste your time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Silcock | 2/3/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it seemed rushed at the end. "

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