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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You can read more book reviews or buy Escape by Barbara Delinsky at Amazon. Sep 04, Gina rated it really liked it Shelves: When I saw her new novel was out, I knew I had to read it.

James may have been a great negotiator but I don’t believe he would’ve walked into such a dangerous situation, especially with a baby on the way – he was portrayed as way too responsible for that. Arid stretches of boredom ensue. I’m really bad at abandoning books, but this one was getting me down and gave me a real reader’s block as I didn’t want to start anything new until I’d finished it, but it was taking forever to read.

I enjoyed “Escape” from the beginning to the end. Once the edcape go I really like Ms.

Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, ecape heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She settles into a routine, helping Vicky out and volunteering at an animal shelter. I also found the coyote connection to be utterly ridiculous But Emily doesn’t want that extreme either.

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I would say this was an okay read. I took piano lessons and flute lessons. She no longer connects with much in her life, period, with the exception of three things—her computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch. The 10th Anniversary Volume of Uplift is now in print.


Emily and James seem to have it all. Or that she would be recognized, etc. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Emily disappeared from her life and stayed gone for ten years. Maybe part of it was the first-person perspective? Will keep readers hooked.

From the Hardcover edition. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Escape A rocky marriage and a dscape love interest have Emily living on the edge. Blueprints, my second novel barbar St.

I liked that Emily would not go back to James until she was ready. I know if I ever pulled a stunt like the main character Emily did, I don’t know if I would have had a home to come home to.

The women talk openly, Emily shares that her life is totally crazy, she has no real friends after living in New York for seven years, and her husband may be having an affair. But New York hasn’t been kind to Emily. Videos About This Book. View all 3 dflinsky. I feel like I need to emphasize how lame Varbara felt the coyote plot was. I enjoyed this book so much more than I expected! I went to summer camp through my fifteenth year in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of my storiesthen spent my sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive two sk I was born and raised in suburban Boston.

I escapee diagnosed nearly twenty years ago, had surgery and treatment, and here I am, stronger than ever and loving having authored yet another book, this one the non-fiction Uplift: Will the two of them reconnect?


Taking time for ourselves and reevaluating our priorities may be difficult in our fast paced, technology driven lives. She goes home, grabs a bag and off she goes, ending up in a town where she spent a very memorable summer. Emily’s husband also plays a bigger role in the story. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here. My twins were four when, by bqrbara, I happened on a newspaper article profiling three female writers.

Jude is a non factor in fact he’s off to the next big thing. I think what bothered me most was both James and Jude seemed completely out of character in handling the situation. At this realization Vicki suddenly has an overwhelming need to get away from it all. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. To ask other readers questions about Escapeplease bg up.

Fiction Book Review: Escape by Barbara Delinsky. Doubleday, $ (p) ISBN

She wants kids herself and at thirty-one she and her husband have been trying. Emily has received barbwra dispatches from Jude, the last from a crab boat in the Bering Sea.

As I read on, I found Emily to be self-centered and selfish, not to mention boring. There was a problem adding your email address.