The title of this book is kind of ironic because my mom died a few days ago and it gives me solace to think of her flying away home to my dad, who died 13 years ago. Six years ago my mom had cancer and since that time she has suffered from multiple health issues. Finally, she's at peace and pain free.
The book itself was good! It's told from three different points of view: a mom and her two daughters. Sylvie is the wife of a US senator. When she hears of his extra-marital affair, she must come to terms with her own life.
Her older daughter, Diana, is a doctor, married to a man she doesn't love. They have a little boy and she's having an affair with a medical student. The news of her father's affair forces her to examine her own.
Sylvie's younger daughter, Lizzie, has just been released from a drug rehabilitation facility...and not for the first time. When she hears of her father's infidelity, she realizes that she's not the only screw-up in the family and that helps her as she tries to live an unaddicted life.
Jennifer Weiner knows how to tell a story that grabs the reader right from the first page and never lets go.
As I read about these three women negotiating the avenues of their lives and finding their way to truthfulness, my mom was on her own journey. Fly away home, Mom!