Escape

Escape

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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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 most passionate romance can be found with the person you know best.

Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking on the phone with vic­tims of tainted bottled water--and she is on the bottler's side.

And it isn't only work. It's her sister, her friends, even her husband, Tim, with whom she doesn't connect the way she used to. She doesn't connect to much in her life, period, with the exception of three things--her computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch.

Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, she heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She knows this town. During her college years, she spent a watershed summer here. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385532723
Branch Call Number: DELIN
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 25 cm.

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IMolina3 Apr 13, 2014

Its good book but its not so great.. it got me wonder about the end...

mati9 Sep 16, 2013

A wonderful book! The big question resonates throughout: how to reach for the life that you want when you're stuck in a life you did not envision for yourself. Well developed characters, inter-mingling storylines that keep the overall story moving forward and a fresh, relatable style of writing. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun and easy but also thought-provoking read.

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Sammyandk
Jul 22, 2013

I couldn't get into it. Stopped reading halfway through it.

debboerger Apr 07, 2013

Nice read....although I've actually been listening to it on way to and from work. I recommend it.

MLRMS Nov 02, 2012

One of the best stories I've read in the last 10 years. Realistic, heartfelt, romantic and interesting.

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HopeButterfly
Jun 27, 2012

Nice book. Great story line. Some slowness in some chapters.

tamcsa Mar 16, 2012

Emily Aulenbach is a married thirty year old Manhattan attorney who wakes up one morning feeling sick about having to do her job. She works for a corporation that poisoned its customers with tainted bottled water and her job is to speak with the victims and “minimize” the liability to the corporation, knowing full well that they were 100% at fault. Emily has had enough. She gets up from her desk, grabs her stuff and abandons her cubicle. Not really having a plan in place, she shuts off her cell, packs a weekend bag, grabs her husband’s BMW from their parking garage and takes off, destination unknown. After a night of foggy thoughts at a Cape Cod hotel, Emily realizes that the one place she needs to clear her head is Bell Valley, NH home of her ex-best friend and college roommate Vicki Bell, and Vicki’s brother, the only other man she’s shared her heart with, Jude. Her marriage suffers strain because of her sudden departure from home and from her life and Emily is left trying to figure out which pieces of her life she wants to put back together. DH.

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libtechlady
Jul 09, 2011

Yes, cldarcey, this book is available in Large Print

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cldarcey
Jul 09, 2011

does this come in large type

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tamcsa Jan 28, 2012

Emily Aulenbach is a married thirty year old Manhattan attorney who wakes up one morning feeling sick about having to do her job. She works for a corporation that poisoned its customers with tainted bottled water and her job is to speak with the victims and “minimize” the liability to the corporation, knowing full well that they were 100% at fault. Emily has had enough. She gets up from her desk, grabs her stuff and abandons her cubicle. Not really having a plan in place, she shuts off her cell, packs a weekend bag, grabs her husband’s BMW from their parking garage and takes off, destination unknown. After a night of foggy thoughts at a Cape Cod hotel, Emily realizes that the one place she needs to clear her head is Bell Valley, NH home of her ex-best friend and college roommate Vicki Bell, and Vicki’s brother, the only other man she’s shared her heart with, Jude. Her marriage suffers strain because of her sudden departure from home and from her life and Emily is left trying to figure out which pieces of her life she wants to put back together. DH.

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