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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Jennifer Weiner

Special Event!
Harvard Book Store Presents
Jennifer Weiner
6:00 PM

$5 tickets on sale now at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, and over the phone with a credit card (617.661.1515).

JENNIFER WEINER reads from Fly Away Home.

Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome bestselling novelist JENNIFER WEINER for a reading from her most recent book, 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 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.

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