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3.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 5 3.07 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Judith Light Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781442316874
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

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

    People 

  • “Unflappably fun…Hilarious.” 

    USA Today

  • “Witty and smart.” 

    O Magazine 

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

    Elle 

  • “The latest from Jennifer Weiner has it all.” 

    St. Petersburg Times 

  • “The book is well written, a page turner and timely.” 

    Associated Press 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 2/8/2014

    " I really did not enjoy this one. Did not finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 2/7/2014

    " Made me think about how easy it is to judge relationships I'm not in, how difficult all relationships are, how complex they are, and how people think they know what they want when they simply think it's what they're supposed to want. I always find Jennifer Weiner's novels to be page-turners, predictable as they may be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Murray | 2/4/2014

    " A pleasant story. As chick lit goes, not the best, yet not the worst. Entertaining but somehow predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne Lewis | 2/3/2014

    " it's like a story ripped from the headlines except you get the in depth version! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 1/30/2014

    " good quick read. Always satisified with her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Buckle Button Zip | 1/28/2014

    " A story about a family of women who's lives fall apart and each, in their own time and way, begin to find their balance again. Jennifer Weiner has a knack for writing the internal dialog that spin in a woman's head. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari Gang | 1/14/2014

    " It's about loss, shame, and picking up the pieces and moving on. Just OK for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth Kiernan | 1/6/2014

    " Far from her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Posey | 1/1/2014

    " Jennifer Weiner didn't let me down. I love the way she narrates from different viewpoints and the way this story comes together is beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 12/21/2013

    " After a couple chapters (narrator changes), I began to feel for the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 12/4/2013

    " I love Jennifer Wiener's books because of the complex character developement. This was an easy and enjoyable read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty Collins | 12/1/2013

    " One word: eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 11/25/2013

    " I seem to love books that take place at a beach town and this was no exception. I really enjoyed how all of the characters had their own little story and they all connected at one point and created a whole lot of family drama :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 11/21/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It follows a 57 year old woman and her two daughters through some tough times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy Brown | 11/21/2013

    " I probably would have given this a lower rating if I'd stopped about halfway through, but the second half was better than the first. Definitely not my favorite JW, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvette (hooked on the nook) | 9/12/2013

    " Fantastic summer read. I really enjoyed all the characters. I found them all interesting with depth and personality. My only disappointment was the end, alternate requested! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee Egan | 8/27/2013

    " Not as many twists as I would have liked. Pretty boring for Jennifer Weiner. I kept waiting for more plot development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Windy | 8/26/2013

    " It earned its spot on the "light but not (too) dumb" book list. It's a quick read and I enjoyed it. Good summer fluff... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Erdmann | 7/7/2013

    " Had never read Jennifer Weiner, so while on an Alaskan cruise and out of books, I checked it out of ship's library. I enjoyed it and it was a fast read in the short time I had. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie | 5/27/2013

    " Really couldn't get into this book for some reason. I generally like Jennifer Weiner's books, but this was slow and boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Schilling | 4/2/2013

    " I listened to the audiobook of this and enjoyed it. For some reason I prefer to listen to Weiner's books, the readers are usually pretty good at capturing the drama as well as the humor she writes so well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Mcdowell | 3/16/2013

    " It was a pretty good story although somewhat predictable. I liked the all the characters even those not painted in a positive light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa Cordova | 11/12/2012

    " Another great read from Jennifer Weiner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy Shaw | 9/5/2012

    " It held my attention, but Jennifer has done way better in the past. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 8/14/2012

    " Quick read. Good for the beach or a flight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 7/25/2012

    " Just thought this was so-so. Ending was obvious from about midway through the book. Family dynamics of interest, but won't seek out any others by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deena | 6/20/2012

    " Had a few good moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 3/16/2012

    " I really liked the style of writing, however found myself getting frustrated with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Long | 8/2/2011

    " A little more smut than I usually read but overall, a good read. Enjoyed the story very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 5/22/2011

    " Probably my least favorite of hers so far. I'm always a big fan of her books but this one just didn't pull me in like she usually does. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/21/2011

    " I did not bother to finish it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 5/20/2011

    " Again, Jennifer Weiner proves to be a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 5/18/2011

    " I usually like her books, but this one was boring and hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 5/18/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, although it did not have a true meaning at the end of the book. I guess it just explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cissie | 5/17/2011

    " I love a book that can make me laugh out loud!
    I just simply enjoyed this book!
    This is the first Jennifer Weiner book I have read. So happy to find it after looking through 3 airport shops. My flights were much more bearable after finding this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 5/17/2011

    " This was a tough one. Weiner's unhappy marriage books always make me uncomfortable, and this was no exception. I liked it very much, it was emotionally honest with well-rounded smart characters. But it was a difficult read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lib10 | 5/16/2011

    " It was an easy read, not real challenging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 5/15/2011

    " Liked it better than her last book (Best Friends Forever) but not as much as the earlier ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/12/2011

    " Not one of her best. What is with these authors that write great books early in their career and then start cranking out bad stuff? It was just okay - I barely cared about the characters, they are not terribly likable or endearing in any way. Boring blah storyline. I would skip it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 5/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, it sort of had that redemption thing going but I would have liked everybody's story to have been wrapped up nicely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/9/2011

    " Typical book of the author. Lots of marital conflict, political scandal, vacation house get-away. "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Princeton, she worked as a newspaper reporter in a number of states but became a full-time writer after the publication of her first novel in 2001. Her novel In Her Shoes was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, and she is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia. As a public speaker, Weiner has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show, and her work has appeared in such publications as Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, and others.

About the Narrator

Judith Light is a two-time Tony Award–winning actress, winning Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for both The Assembled Parties and Other Desert Cities. She also won Drama Desk Awards for both of these roles. Judith’s television career began with the role of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, for which she won two “Best Actress” Emmy Awards. She has many more stage, film, and television roles to her credit as well.