New York Times Bestseller From the author of Not My Daughter comes the story of Emily Aulenbach, an idealistic young lawyer who once dreamed of. In her luminous new novel, Barbara Delinsky explores every woman’s desire to abandon the endless obligations of work and marriage – and the idea that the. A corporate attorney leaves her Manhattan cubicle for a small New Hampshire town, where she faces an agonizing choice.

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And I feel I am being a bit generous giving it barbaar But soon she is caught up in finding that inner core that once directed her, and deciding how to rearrange the pieces of her life.

Yes, she thought she pefectly happy with her husband but why not tempt herself and make sure that she really is happy and although she says throughout the book that she is not going back to that town because of him, come on folks.

I can see their point: I just could not connect with the main character, Emily, at all, I found her a bit spoiled and self-centered, and just a bit boring. Who, if they really had the chance, has not wished they could not quit everything they were doing and run away for a few days and just “find themselves”?

I really enjoyed this one. The motivation behind the M. I would also like to take a moment to say that Delinsky’s sex scenes?


Escape by Barbara Delinsky – book review

S Emily Aulenback is a successful year-old lawyer married to James – who is also a lawyer. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It wasn’t a horrible premise. She thinks her husband may be having an affair, and even her book group, that barely sees each other for an hour a month, isn’t an escape, everyone busy on their phones or with their lives and never really connecting.

She takes off her watch, turns off her Blackberry, leaves behind her laptop and, without telling anyone or having any firm plans, heads north. I usually skip them in books, honestly, because I find them either boring or distasteful No, I’m not secretly an 11 year old prude, I just prefer doing to reading about – hah! Sep 17, Katie Kenig rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” http: The couple was used to dealing with the present and the future.

But wait, before she leaves “her current life” she gets another letter from her first love telling her that he is going back home- just an FYI to her. She’d had a summer romance with Vicki’s brother Jude.

By the way, I have no idea what the references to the wolves meant. I even think I liked Jude as “the other man” even though I enjoyed reading “Escape” and found it totally plausible, not just for myself, but for the many others in mind numbing situations.

Escape by Barbara Delinsky

Sep 02, Sheila DeChantal rated it liked it. New Hampshire United States.


I wanted to poke my eyes out, but then again, perhaps it’s because I know men like that in real life. The main character in the book did just that and she ends up running back to the barbzra where she found her first love not her current husband and where her closest girlfriend lives.

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To view it, click here. I kept thinking how I would rate this book when I was reading delinskg never a good sign, when you’re not totally absorbed in the story, but actually looking forward to posting about it on goodreads.

I read in the afterword that she wrote this book on the advice of her fans.

Also by Barbara Delinsky. Since I was heavily into taking pictures of him, I worked for the paper to support that habit.

Escape Book Summary and Study Guide

Following graduate school, I worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald.

It isn’t a heavy read, but there are definitely moments that make you contemplate your own life. Read it Forward Read it first.