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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Escape Book Summary and Study Guide
Goodreads helps you escspe track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Escape bsrbara Barbara Delinsky. Escape by Barbara Delinsky Goodreads Author. Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan.
Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically xelinsky 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. Hardcoverpages. New Hampshire United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Escapeplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I am a Barbara Delinsky fan, I have read many of her books, but I must say I was a little disappointed with this book. I just could not connect with the main character, Emily, at all, I found her a bit spoiled and self-centered, and just a bit boring.
I could not make the connection between bagbara and the coyotes, it seemed a bit weird to me. However, that does not mean Barbzra won’t read anymore Delinsky books. I love her books. I just think being from the older generation, this book will probably be I am a Barbara Delinsky fan, I have read many of her books, but I must say I was a little disappointed with this book. I just think being from the older generation, this book will probably be enjoyed much more by the younger generation.
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 book was very predictable, with a strange ending, at least to me. I must say, Emily had a very understanding and long suffering husband. I suffered through the whole book, made it to the end.
Delinsky, this book was just not my cup of tea. Jul 19, Pamela rated it it was ok Shelves: Emily is 32; living in New York; working hours a day at a large law firm; married to James, a wonderful man whom she loves dearly, who also happens to be a lawyer, and who works more hours than she does. She immediately leaves Emily is 32; living in New York; working hours a day esccape a large law firm; married to James, a wonderful man whom she loves dearly, who also happens to be a lawyer, and who works more hours than she does.
She immediately leaves the office, goes home, packs, grabs the car and leaves the city without telling anyone. She also knows that the life she is leading is not the life she signed up for.
She needs to change that. God knows I have. Leaving her job is one thing, but leaving the husband she loves? As I read on, I found Emily to be self-centered and selfish, not to mention boring. She wants the best of both worlds, but delinskj of being an adult, she waits for the answer by some means.
I will say that I really adored her husband, James.
My issues with her: Running away will not solve the problem — it creates more. By the way, I have no idea what the references to the sscape meant.
As for the ending, it was what I predicted half-way thru. View all 3 comments. Jul 18, Sara rated it it was ok. You know how sometimes you just have to be in the right place in your life to enjoy a book?
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Well, this one’s not doing it for me. I think I would have liked it better in my younger years. Now, I’m too old, jaded, synical. The protagonist Emily, is a lawyer, escaping from her life in NY.
Her husband is also a lawyer, they own a house, a nice car, are both young and beautiful and struggling to conceive a child. Emily does not feel fulfilled in her life and is looking for more. Perhaps if Delinsky You know how sometimes you just have to be in the right place in your life to enjoy a book? Perhaps if Delinsky elaborated a little more in the beginning to get you on Emily’s side, it would have worked. But, sorry but I can’t relate to “escaping” from that world.
I’m much happier reading a rags to riches story. delinksy
Jan 03, Sandy rated it it was amazing. Today at 5AM I dropped my significant other off at his bafbara. Instead of turning right out of the parking lot as I always do, I turned left and kept going. Yeah, I can relate to this book. It’s a different mind-set, driving off into the unknown, leaving the known and delinsiy behind. For a while I imagined just driving and driving, stopping in new or even revisiting old places, getting a room, checking in relaxing, walking, exploring, visiting.
There are no time constraints, no pressures, Today at 5AM I dropped my significant other off at his work. There are no time constraints, no pressures, an easing of stress, responsibilities.
Alas, my bank account cannot manage an escape such as Emily’s and I’m back home after a short, very short, sojourn. I enjoyed reading “Escape” and found it totally plausible, not just for myself, but for the many others in mind numbing situations. My sister, for one, is driven by the pressures of “Billable. Barbarra so I understand and can relate to both main characters. I truly enjoyed every word and circumstance, especially the animal refuge and the symbolic coyotes.
Dec 03, Ameena rated it it was ok. At one point or another everyone searches for an escape from their busy life. An escape from work, family, technology, friends, obligations. An escape from the harsh reality of the real world. And the promise of escape from my whining child — even a short-term one — is what drew me to this book in the first place.
This is the story of year-old Emily — wife narbara James, employee of Lane Lavash, and a woman who dreams of becoming a mother. At this realization Vicki suddenly has an overwhelming need to get away from it all. Emily keeps in minimal contact with her mother and her husband James but otherwise has no desire to maintain even a shred of her previous life. She has no plan — aside from having no plan — and decides to play everything by ear.
I wanted to love this book — Escaps really barbaara. The compelling summary on the esfape jacket made it seem like something I would love! But while this book started out with great promise it sort of stopped moving forward a few chapters in.
It makes me sad to write this but Escape is boring, delindky and simple. Deliinsky 30, Iris rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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Although this book started out promisingly, it got more and more tedious by the page, and then more and more ludicrous by the chapter. It starts off being about a woman who runs away from her New York life to try to reconnect with her inner self, but ends up including wild love-making sessions in the woods, long-winded obsessions about coyotes, arson, hostage-taking, SWAT teams and her husband getting shot.
Of course there was paragraph after paragraph about coyotes howling and their All right. I kept thinking how I would rate this book when I was reading it never a good sign, when you’re not totally absorbed in the story, but actually looking forward to posting about it on goodreads.
The rating started at a promising 4-star, but very steadily dropped to a 1-star or below. I started swearing to myself when some new fiasco showed up in the pages. The character of Jude, as well as Emily’s father were incredibly annoying because they are delinzky pig-headedly male, but Emily never gave them the shouting-at that they so richly deserve. I wanted to poke my eyes out, but then again, perhaps it’s because I know men like that in real life.
The book is too serious to be a chicklit book; its attempt at being a crime thriller is too weak; its philosophical musings about the meaning of life too contrived – the book tries to be too many things at once and succeeds at nothing. This book, like Jude, was so promising, but turned out to be a major disappointment.