I am thrilled to announce I am giving away a paperback edition of Jennifer Weiner’s latest novel, Fly Away Home. I’ve been a huge fan of Jennifer Weiner’s since 2001, when her hilarious debut novel Good In Bed became every fat girl’s favorite chick lit book. Heck, who am I kidding, even the skinny girls love her! I’ve read every book Jennifer Weiner has ever written, and I faithfully follow her on Twitter and Facebook. I almost died a few weeks ago when Jennifer actually responded to a Tweet I sent her about her books making an appearance on The Office. Jennifer is cool like that to her fans, which is why Time picked her as one of their 140 Best Twitter Feeds.
In Fly Away Home, we see the bonds between Sylvie Woodruff, and her two daughters, Diana and Lizzi. Just as in Ms. Weiner’s In Her Shoes, one daughter is the classic overachiever, the other, the underachiever we secretly root for. But, Jennifer mixes things up a bit from her normal pattern and has the girl’s father, Senator Richard Woodruff screw up. When the Senator is caught having an extramarital affair that makes national headlines, his wife Sylvie and their daughters are forced into the spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each female has her own storyline that eventually intertwines with the others. Each woman is forced to reevaluate their own lives, who they are, why they are this way, and who they are meant to be. Fly Away Home is the story of a detached mother and daughters who finally find sanctuary in one another, and food. It wouldn’t be a Jennifer Weiner book if food didn’t work its way into the novel somehow.
As I’ve seen the cheating political husband thing way too many times in real life, I did not care for the first 82 pages of this book. (You can’t imagine how much it pains me to tell the truth here!) But, I know many of you readers out there might not have a problem with the political angle at the beginning of the book, so keep on reading this review. Fly Away Home isn’t my favorite book by Jennifer Weiner, but please know that I am personally fatigued by stories of political infidelity. I will say that the book improved for me once the politics were over, but I can’t truthfully admit that I loved this book. This really bums me out, as I love Jennifer and have loved, or at least, really liked each of her other seven novels. Please don’t let my feelings stray you from giving this book a shot yourself, or at least entering the giveaway.
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FLY AWAY HOME GIVEAWAY – 1 LUCKY WINNERS WILL WIN A COPY
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Contest ends Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at midnight. Good luck to you all!