Friday, October 22, 2010

FLY AWAY HOME: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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FLY AWAY HOME
BY JENNIFER WEINER
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . .

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.

After Richard's extramarital affair makes headlines, the three women are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be.

Written with an irresistible blend of heartbreak and hilarity, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who after a lifetime of distance finally learn to find refuge in one another.


PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"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

"This is summer reading at its best: entertaining and full of insight into relationships and how they change" — People (3.5 out of 4 stars)

"This best-selling author proves again that she writes the best page-turners around." – Elle

"Fly Away Home is Weiner's best offering in years.  The book is well written, a page turner and timely."  —Associated Press

"Fresh, nuanced... Weiner wryly and sensitively shows the trade-offs we all make to maintain our relationships." —Parade

"Lovers of high-quality chick-lit can't seem to get enough of Jennifer Weiner, who leavens the romantic elements of her novels with humour, sophisticated language and insight - not just into the lives of women, but into the social arrangements that govern them"  —The Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Witty and smart" —O Magazine

"The quintessential beach read!" —Columbus Dispatch

"Sharp, hysterical, thoughtful. . .Jennifer Weiner's latest treat hits the spot" —The Providence Journal

"Fly Away Home is the book to pack this summer. The latest from Jennifer Weiner has it all." — St. Petersburg Times

"Smart and juicy" —Good Housekeeping

"Weiner's trademark blend of wit and sensitivity distinguishes this timely tale about a family in crisis."  —Booklist

"Another hit from Weiner…a quick and engaging summer read"—BookPage

"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

"The chick-lit superstar is back with a juicy tale that centers around the jilted wife of a philandering senator and her two adult daughters as they try to recover from the scandal." —Ladies Home Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer Weiner is the author of seven novels: Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, Little Earthquakes, Goodnight Nobody, Certain Girls, Best Friends Forever, and Fly Away Home, as well as the short story collection, The Guy Not Taken. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Philadelphia with her family. Visit her website at www.jenniferweiner.com.
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GOOD LUCK!  

115 comments:

ossmcalc said...

The quote by Parade magazine made me want to read this book even more.

Thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

She is the author of the novel IN HER SHOES (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.

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ossmcalc said...

I have entered your giveaway for the KIDS HALLOWEEN 4 BOOK SET GIVEAWAY that I would really like to win for my four year old grandson. These are books that are not too scary for this age.

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ossmcalc said...

+ 5 SWAG

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+5 Facebook Fan.

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debbie said...

I liked the associated press quote.
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Bethie said...

"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

The above praise would infuence me the most. Plus my cousin keeps singer Weiner's praises.

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Bethie said...

I entered the Kids Halloween giveaway.

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I entered the Juliet giveaway

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suburban prep said...

"This best-selling author proves again that she writes the best page-turners around." – Elle

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suburban prep said...

I love the fact that this is mentioned about her---dislikes fake people, humidity, and entrenched sexism in the literary world

Steve Capell said...

"Sharp, hysterical, thoughtful. . .Jennifer Weiner's latest treat hits the spot" —The Providence Journal This one for me makes the book sound like a great read.

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Connie said...

Hi! I like the one quote from O Magazine- "Witty and Smart".
I would love to win this book..I have heard a lot of good things about this author. :) Thank you for doing this giveaway.

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Margie said...

The comment from Booklist made the book sound intriguing.
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Margie said...

The author has been published in Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Elle.
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Margie said...

+5 Swag
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Tea said...

"Witty and smart" —O Magazine


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Tea said...

Jennifer Weiner is a "frequent public speaker."

Tore said...

I would like to win this book because it sounds very interesting and good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Tea said...

I blogged about the giveaway.

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It will link back to you.

grannyvon said...

The praise from USA TODAY is the one I liked best. The word political is the one that hooked.

grannyvon said...

I learned that she had some unfortunate hair problems growing up. That makes me thing she is aventurous like me, My hair was every color but black and staight, curly, long, medium and short lengths. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I also entered the givaway for the Robert Parker book. He is one of my favorite authors. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Teresa said...

I've been a fan since I read Good In Bed when it first came out.

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Teresa said...

I'm a follower.

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g.g. said...

I liked the O Magazine quote..I'd trust that one

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g.g. said...

When asked where she gets her ideas, she said TARGET! I love that!

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I entered for Room book giveaway

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holdenj said...

I like the quote by the Columbus Dispatch...quintessential!
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holdenj said...

She certainly had some great opportunities by attending Princeton. Can you imagine taking writing classes from the likes of John McPhee, Toni Morrison, and Joyce Carol Oates? How diverse!
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holdenj said...

I entered Juliet.
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I entered the Dead Head giveaway.
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ossmcalc said...

I entered the NATIONAL ADOPT-A-DOG MONTH GIVEAWAY.

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Anonymous said...

The praise from People influenced me most. I enjoy books about relationships.

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Anonymous said...

I visited her entertaining site. I found it funny that she thinks she killed now defunct national talk shows just by showing up. Also she likes reality TV shows.

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Anonymous said...

I entered Safe Haven.

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Sarah E said...

The quote by Booklist influenced me the most.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah E said...

I find it interesting that the author writes for the Huffington Post.

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Sarah E said...

Tweeted:

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Sarah E said...

I also entered the Safe Haven giveaway.

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Sarah E said...

I also entered the Room giveaway.

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I also entered the Juliet giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

I liked the Smart and Juicy comment from Good Housekeeping. LOL short and sweet...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

I found out that Jennifer was an Army Brat LOL and born the same year I was...

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justpeachy36 said...

I entered the giveaway for Room.

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Laura H. said...

The Columbus Dispatch quote, "the quintessential beach read", had me intrigued. I haven't found a "beach read" yet I haven't liked.

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Laura H. said...

I learned, after visiting Jennifer's website, that she is one smart cookie, having graduated summa cum laude from Princeton!

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Laura H. said...

Tweeting giveaway: http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2010/10/fly-away-home-preview-and-giveaway.html

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Jolee said...

Booklist! I always respect their reviews. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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Laura said...

I loved In Her Shoes and would love to read this one too.
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bison61 said...

I liked the - "Fresh, nuanced... Weiner wryly and sensitively shows the trade-offs we all make to maintain our relationships." —Parade

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hendy said...

I think the Associated Press and its praise makes me want to read the book the most-I think Jennifer writes great books so to call this her best in years is high praise.
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tweeted
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Entered Let’s Eat giveaway
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hendy said...

I learned from her website that she attended Princeton University where she majored in English
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rubynreba said...

The Globe and Mail (Canada)
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Yearbook inscription "Good luck at Princeton. Don't take any math."
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allisonsbj3 said...

I love the Good Housekeepings, "Smart and Juicy."

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I like that she gets her ideas at Target.

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Sarah E said...

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Booksnyc said...

The quote from O magazine made me want to read this book.

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Debbie F said...

Please include Me - I always listen to O magazine's reviews.

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Sarah E said...

I also entered the Deadly Intent giveaway.

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CherylS22 said...

The praise from Glamour & USA Today made me want to read this book. Thanks for the chance!
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Nancye said...

I liked what Ladies Home Journal had to say: they said it was a "juicy tale" of a jilted Senator's wife. Who can resist a juicy tale? Not me!

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CherylS22 said...

I thought it was interesting that Jennifer was born on an army base in DeRidder, Louisiana. (Where's that???)

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Nancye said...

Jennifer & I are the same age! I also learned that she attended Princeton.

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Nancye said...

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I entered the "Painted Ladies" giveaway
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Nancye said...

I am on my way to enter the book: "Painted Ladies" giveaway!

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