The Scenic Route A Novel Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF

Binnie Kirshenbaum ☆ 8 characters

Divorced alone Route A PDF #9734 and unexpectedly unemployed Sylvia Landsman flees to Italy where she meets Henry a wistful married middle aged expatriate Taking off on a grand tour of Europe bankrolled with his wife's money Henry and Sy I loved how the format of this novel reflects its overarching theme The book meanders through time literally taking the scenic route just as the two main characters take the scenic route through Europe Along the way pieces of the past are revealed through flashbacks in seemingly random order I wanted to LOVE this novel and I almost did I found myself rereading sentences over and over again identifying strongly with certain insights into the human experience I saved a few lines in my uote file eg It was effortless Semille s weeping because this sorrow which she carried with her from long ago and far away contained no rage and no surpriseBinnie Kirshenbaum is a perceptive and original writer admirably so In an interview at the back of the book she mentions that a critic once called her a stand up tragic and the description is uite apt That s exactly what kept me from LOVING this novel The characters were all deeply flawed as we all are human as we are but no one overcame any of their flaws and the optimist in me always wants them to It seemed that all the characters were ignorant of the very traits that kept them from any measure of happiness and none made any effort to understand acknowledge or overcome their own flaws And I liked them all enough that I wanted them to make different choices and meet different ends

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The Scenic Route A Novel

Lvia follow a circuitous route around the continent as Sylvia entertains Henry with stories of her peculiar family and her damaged friends of dead ducks and Alma Mahler Her narrative is a tapestry The Scenic PDF or of remembrances and re This book had such a slow start that I almost put it down many times The last third of the book was much better The novel definitely takes the scenic route in getting to the plot and is very disjointed and frustrating at times All in all it s not a bad book but I didn t think it was excellent It seemed like a very rough draft written at many different times instead of a cohesive collection of stories interwoven with the main plot

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Gretsand her secret shame a small cowardly sin of omission Yet when the opportunity arises for Sylvia and Henry to do something small but brave the refrain if only returns to haunt her leaving Sylvia with one story of love lived and lost Didn t finish


10 thoughts on “The Scenic Route A Novel

  1. says:

    If I didn't know the author personally and respect her work I don't think there's any way I would browse through

  2. says:

    All I could think of while I was reading this book was a I need to stop getting book recommendations from Oprah Magazine or Real Simple and b this author really teaches writing at Columbia I suppose if I was a middle age woman plodding along in life and going through some sort of crisis or hoping like hell I soo

  3. says:

    I loved how the format of this novel reflects its overarching theme The book meanders through time literally taking the scenic route just as the two main characters take the scenic route through Europe Along the way pieces of the past are revealed through flashbacks in seemingly random order I wanted to LOVE this novel and I almost did I found myself rereading sentences over and over again identifying strongly with certain insights into th

  4. says:

    This book had such a slow start that I almost put it down many times The last third of the book was much better The novel definitely takes the scenic route in getting to the plot and is very disjointed and frustrating at times All in all it's not a bad book but I didn't think it was excellent It seemed like a very rough d

  5. says:

    When I read reviews like witty and poignant a brilliant creation and a most virtuoso performance my interest is peaked and I give a bo

  6. says:

    Binnie Kirshenbaum's new novel looks like another year in Provence or another romance baked under the Tuscan sun It begins with a recession fantasy A middle age divorced woman gets laid off but uses her severance money for a trip to Italy There as usually happens she strikes up a conversation with a handsome millionaire at a cafe and spends the rest of the summer driving around Europe with him staying in the cutest inns and savo

  7. says:

    Pleasant entertaining good vacation book

  8. says:

    Didn’t finish

  9. says:

    Trivial stories and day to day events made into a book Most of the content irrelevantBut the writing style is good

  10. says:

    It wasn't as if this book was full of edge of your seat adventure but Kirshenbaum's writing kept me interested in the story She is so witty

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