50 in 2012: Book Twenty Four

Fly Away HomeFly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sylvie Serfer, a mother and senator’s wife, finds her marriage imploding in front of her very eyes on national television. Her husband, the senator, is the star of the leading headlines broadcasting on all the major networks. Along side his mistress.

Their youngest daughter, Lizzie, is a recovering addict constantly trying to break free of the glare coming from the spot light shone upon her successful, seemingly perfect older sister, Diana. Yet, somehow, Sylvie’s misery and public humiliation brings all the women together in their Connecticut beach home. While they have often caused each other more grief than good, the women learn that they share a bond, a familiar struggle, that brings them closer than ever before and helps them to make some of the most difficult decisions they’ve ever had to make…

Like many of the other reviews, the ending is truly disappointing. You are beautifully introduced to the life story of these women: each having to relearn who they are, what they want, and decide what they’ll do next…and then it ends. Good read, but I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these women. Not yet. I wanted my Disney ending.


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