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Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Katie Finneran Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781442341883
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From Redbook’s Red-Hot Read series, a short story by the New York Times #1 best-selling author of In Her Shoes and Fly Away Home

"My life is over," Piper DeWitt thinks to herself, awaiting departure in the overcrowded International Terminal of the Philadelphia airport for an overseas business trip, to romantic Paris no less. She watched as her husband, Tosh, put his own suitcase into the trunk of a taxi the day before. He’d been telling her for months that he wasn’t happy, and though she still wants to believe it is just a phase, after a call to her mother from the Admiral’s Club, she can no longer deny that he’s left her, left their home, left their four-year-old daughter in her mother’s sole care.

Piper met Tosh when she was only twenty-two, just the way self help books said she would – when she wasn’t looking. Now at forty, she wonders how, through all those years, they’d gotten to this place in their marriage. When her flight is canceled due to volcanic ash spreading from Iceland across Europe, and when a handsome stranger offers her an invitation to share a cab, she realizes she can take a departure from her own life. And after a day of living like a tourist in her own city, she hopes she can still find her way home… Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/20/2011

    " Great writing - this is a short, short story. The ending is a bit stilted, but I did enjoy the quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenna | 4/3/2011

    " Ugh, this is the second Jennifer Weiner book I've bought that was just a compilation of her old stuff. I thought this would be a nice short story. Guess I should've looked into it more before buying it on the kindle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 3/13/2011

    " I have read other books by Jennifer Weiner that I have enjoyed. This was just way, way too short. Not really long enough to develop characters or story line. Glad it was a free download for my kindle as it would have been a waste of money to pay for it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 3/11/2011

    " I was really disappointed in this short story. Not only did I not get anything out of it, but I didn't really like the characters. Don't read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/4/2011

    " This never captivated me, and it seemed to end very unexpectedly. It felt unfinished to me, but perhaps that was the point? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/31/2011

    " It was good. A very short story - since this was first published in a magazine, it was to be expected. However, I thought it would be longer because the download was pretty big (read it on my Kindle), but it turned out that over 4/5ths of the book are previews of her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 1/16/2011

    " I really liked this story, but I wish it was just the start to a whole book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/8/2011

    " disappoining - luckily I only paid $1 to read a short story just to remind me men suck "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 12/29/2010

    " This was okay. Maybe due to the fact that it was a short story made me feel like the characters were never fully developed. Does not compare to her full books. "

About the Author

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.