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Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
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Read in August, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Like movie blockbusters, a lot of publishers release their hot books in the summer and before the holidays and most chick lit books get released in the summer when everyone is going to read on the beach (in theory). I try to add books to my list as soon as I see that the title exists, so I don't have to wait a long time and I did with this book, so I was one of the first to get a new copy from my library. Yay! The only downside to this, is that I have to read it as soon as possible because there is little to no chance that I can renew it, as the request list is a mile long. So I plowed through this book in like a day. This book was a fictional take on all the political scandals going around. A wife of a politician and mother of two adult girls goes through the scandal. It was hardly part of the story, in my opinion, because once the scandal broke, the wife moves out of her apartment, drops all of her commitments and comes to live at her family's summer home in Connecticut. The older daughter is a doctor and having an affair with one of her some-what students. The younger daughter is a recovering drug addict and living with her sister and taking care of the sisters kid, but the younger sister catches the older sis in bed with her affair and she freaks out and blames it on something else and kicks the younger sister out so she goes and lives with her mother. All these women had issues and most of the story took place in each women's mind, not a lot of conversation, which I hate. Lots of flashbackness. No one was likable, except maybe the younger sister. She gets a new boyfriend and finds out shes pregnant and freaks out too, but of course, it all ends happy. The older sister divorces, because she wasn't happy anyway and I don't remember what happens with the parents. I think they get back together, because the affair was a one time thing, but I didn't agree with it because it's something I would never put up with, so I probably rolled my eyes, said what the fuck and was just glad when the book was over.

Gah, so many authors that I used to like, grew up and now their stuff is shit. Well, not really, I just haven't grown with it, so I don't care where it's gone. Blah.
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Eden I got as far as page 80ish and everyone was miserable. I decided I didn't need to spend my free time with characters who kept rehashing "how I got here". Returned it to the library w/o finishing.


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