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Driving lessons / Zoe Fishman.

By: Fishman, Zoe [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First edition.Description: 312, 12 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780062059826; 0062059823.Subject(s): Cervix uteri -- Cancer -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Pregnancy -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6
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<p>Sometimes life's most fulfilling journeys begin without a map</p> <p>An executive at a New York cosmetics firm, Sarah has had her fill of the interminable hustle of the big city. When her husband, Josh, is offered a new job in suburban Virginia, it feels like the perfect chance to shift gears.</p> <p>While Josh quickly adapts to their new life, Sarah discovers that having time on her hands is a mixed blessing. Without her everyday urban struggles, who is she? And how can she explain to Josh, who assumes they are on the same page, her ambivalence about starting a family?</p> <p>It doesn't help that the idea of getting behind the wheel--an absolute necessity of her new life--makes it hard for Sarah to breathe. It's been almost twenty years since she's driven, and just the thought of merging is enough to make her teeth chatter with anxiety. When she signs up for lessons, she begins to feel a bit more like her old self again, but she's still unsure of where she wants to go.</p> <p>Then a crisis involving her best friend lands Sarah back in New York--a trip to the past filled with unexpected truths about herself, her dear friend, and her seemingly perfect sister-in-law . . . and an astonishing surprise that will help her see the way ahead.</p>

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As a high-powered executive at a top cosmetics firm, newlywed Sarah seems to have all the glitz and glamour and a paycheck to go with it until her husband, Josh, is offered a professorship at a small Virginia college. Long accustomed to city life, Sarah hopes the move will be a fresh start for her. She is unsettled in her career and even more nervous at the thought of impending parenthood. In addition, Sarah must face her deep fear of driving with the help of a grandfather-like instructor who ends up leading her down new paths. In the midst of coming to terms with her new life, she returns to New York to help her best friend through an emergency situation. During her journey, Sarah makes fresh discoveries about herself, her career path, and the possibilities of life. VERDICT Although the characters are likable, Fishman's (Balancing Acts) latest novel offers a surface-level look at deeper issues such as cancer and the transitions in women's lives. Readers searching for a more in-depth read on these issues may appreciate Jodi Picoult's Sing You Home and Elizabeth Berg's Talk Before Sleep.-Julia M. Reffner, -Fairport, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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21/10/2014

Captures the personal experiences of life's ups and downs from a women's view. I felt I really know the characters feelings in depth. Humorous in places, sad in others. A good read.

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