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... read more
Sylvie is a senator's wife. All her married life she has waited on him hand and foot until she finds out her husband has cheated and it's all over the news. Meanwhile, her daughter Diana is also cheating on her husband with a co-worker. Her other daughter, Lizzie, just got out of rehab for the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Sylvie is a senator's wife. All her married life she has waited on him hand and foot until she finds out her husband has cheated and it's all over the news. Meanwhile, her daughter Diana is also cheating on her husband with a co-worker. Her other daughter, Lizzie, just got out of rehab for the last time and starts growing up fast by meeting a steady boyfriend, finding work, and going through pregnancy.
The three women all move into a house 5 hours from home and get each other through these difficult times.
“In chinese, crisis is the same word as opportunity.”Selma
“In Chinese,” said Selma, “the word for crisis is the same word as opportunity.”Highlighted by 451 Kindle customers
“Sometimes the worst thing that happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive … it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be.”Highlighted by 391 Kindle customers
“People will want you to behave a certain way, to make a certain choice because it reinforces the way they see the world.Highlighted by 116 Kindle customers
“There’s no right way to live a life,” said Sylvie. “You just do the best you can.Highlighted by 112 Kindle customers
“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.”Highlighted by 89 Kindle customers
HALT. When you were down and vulnerable, when you wanted to use, ask yourself: were you … Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Name the feelings instead of stuffing them down and hiding them away, her counselors had instructed. Address the feelings and move on.Highlighted by 75 Kindle customers
what she was in search of was what all the photographers she most admired had been after: not beauty, which was easy, but truth.Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
but you shouldn’t make a decision because you’re worried about what people will say.”Highlighted by 42 Kindle customers
Leica around her neck and her purse over her shoulder, grab Milo’s backpack, and race through the swimming club’s doorHighlighted by 29 Kindle customers
schadenfreude, she’d Googled Silda Spitzer’s name, and been horrifiedHighlighted by 18 Kindle customers
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