A latest work by the author of Best Friends Forever finds a politician's wife retreating with her grown daughters to a Connecticut beach house after a painful public betrayal, an escape marked by new beginnings and her younger daughter's pregnancy. Simultaneous.
Jennifer Weiner asserts her title as the queen of intelligent and highly relevant chick lit with this chronicle of a cuckolded politician's wife who asks her two semi-estranged daughters to join her at the family beach house for some psychological convalescence. Sylvia Woodruff was once a liberated "hippie chick," but life as a senator's wife has gradually forced her to shed all remnants of her previous identity. When her husband publicly confesses to an affair, Sylvia decides to hide out from the rabid press and reconnect with her two daughters--a recovering addict and a seemingly successful doctor who is contemplating having an affair of her own.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Settings, Family + Friendship, General