The Scenic Route

A Novel

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  • 0061879304
  • 9780060784744
  • 9780061879302
  • 9780061879296
  • 9780061879326
  • 9780061879319

Divorced, alone, 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 Sylvia 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 of remembrances and regrets...and 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 more story of love lived and lost.

  • HarperCollins; May 2009
  • ISBN 9780061879296
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Scenic Route
  • Author: Binnie Kirshenbaum
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061879304
  • 9780060784744
  • 9780061879302
  • 9780061879296
  • 9780061879326
  • 9780061879319

In The Press

“Tremendously readable...miraculously, Kirshenbaum avoids sentimentality.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061879304
  • 9780060784744
  • 9780061879302
  • 9780061879296
  • 9780061879326
  • 9780061879319