Driving Lessons #2020

[Driving Lessons] >> Zoe Fishman From the author of Balancing Acts and Saving Ruth comes the funny, heartwarming, and utterly relatable story of three women, each facing her own transitional moment, and all grappling with the idea of motherhoodWhen Sarah and her husband trade in a crowded commute, cramped apartment, and high stress New York City jobs for life the slow lane in Farmwood, VA, the pressureFrom the author of Balancing Acts and Saving Ruth comes the funny, heartwarming, and utterly relatable story of three women, each facing her own transitional moment, and all grappling with the idea of motherhoodWhen Sarah and her husband trade in a crowded commute, cramped apartment, and high stress New York City jobs for life the slow lane in Farmwood, VA, the pressure is on to have a baby At thirty six Sarah knows it s time to get started, but the urgency motivating her to reach this pinnacle of self fulfillment looms large Meanwhile, her best friend Mona, a single and successful editor who s always wanted children, is diagnosed with cervical cancer At the same time, Sarah s younger and seemingly perfect sister in law has just given birth to her son, Franklin When Sarah uproots her new life with her husband in Virginia to return to New York and care for Mona, the three women will help each other navigate their new realities.
Driving Lessons From the author of Balancing Acts and Saving Ruth comes the funny heartwarming and utterly relatable story of three women each facing her own transitional moment and all grappling with the idea of

  • Title: Driving Lessons
  • Author: Zoe Fishman
  • ISBN: 9780062059826
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
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    • Sandra said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      A wonderful story of a woman s life and what she wants, but has a hard time making a decision on several areas Also a truly moving tale of friendship and some heartbreaking moments I really like this author, she writes with a genuine knowledge and honesty of women and so much .From Sometimes life s most fulfilling journeys begin without a mapAn 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 [...]

    • Reeka (BoundbyWords) said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      I can t seem to wrap my head around all of the things that this bookWASN T I have never before, in my entire reading existence, read a book that involved ZERO conflict There was inner conflict in here, yes, as one character undergoes a hysterectomy But even THAT was written with sunshine, rainbows, and lollipops dancing in the background I was dumbfounded, and so disappointed with what I found in Driving Lessons However, as per usual, these are my personal opinions, because this book could very [...]

    • Meg said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Longtime New Yorker Sarah is uncertain about life in the country, but it s off to the country they go Giving up a high powered but ultimately soulless marketing job in the city, she and her husband ship out to rural Virginia to start fresh and maybe start a family away from the bright lights they ve come to know so well.And well, that s it, basically Zoe Fishman s Driving Lessons centers on sweet, bland Sarah and how she s given up a ton for her husband and isn t sure she wants to be a parent b [...]

    • Laurel-Rain said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      When Josh and Sarah Simon decide to pack up and leave Brooklyn and their Manhattan jobs, Sarah feels a slight tinge of anxiety After all, what does she know about life in the country They are moving to Farmwood, Virginia, where Josh will be a professor in a small college And Sarah will be at loose ends, not even sure what her future holds.Additionally, Sarah hasn t driven a car in many years There really wasn t a need for it in Manhattan Her anxiety increases as she ponders the possibility of it [...]

    • Emily Savageau said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      I received an ARC of this book.The I read, the I liked this book Sarah, the main character, moves from NYC to a small town in Virginia Not only does have to adjust to living in a small town but she also has to relearn how to drive And a bigger issue that relates to the other characters in the book is the fact that she and her husband are trying to have children all while she is terrified of being a mother Things change when her best friend is diagnosed with cancer and Sarah returns to New York [...]

    • Fancynancyuga said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      This is a filler book Nothing too heavy, nothing really to have to think about when reading it A great beach read I will say I am from the South and I did not like the stereotypes that were in this book Otherwise, just a book to read when you don t have anything else to read.

    • Melisa said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Great if you are in need of chick lit filled with perfect husbands and indecisive women I perfer my main protaganists less needy and whiney Grab a cheese log before picking up this book.

    • Trina said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Light read, fluffy, fun if you don t want any thing serious or heavy Chick lit.

    • Angie said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      A fast, fun read Exactly what I was looking for The tone of the dialog was so normal and fun and reminded me of conversations I ve had with my own best friend Not really a lot of substance to this book, but I had just finished a very heavy story and wanted something lighthearted and whimsical to help my soul heal and this book fit the bill I give it a solid 4.5 stars

    • Tricia said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      This was a decent book to read on my bus commute It was nothing special, just ok It was a fish out of water kind of story It would ve been compelling if the characters were better developed, but oh well I got it off the 5 table at Barnes Noble, and for that price, it was a fine book.

    • Ellyn said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Once again, Zoe Fishman writes a novel that brings you into the fold of friendship and struggles Then, when you read her chapter about the book , you see again, how she puts parts of her life in the character This makes the book even better

    • Linda said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Looking forward to Book 2

    • Shoshanah said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      You don t need to be currently experiencing something to be able to relate to a book After all, I m not in high school, but I m still able to look back on my time there and love YA books But than that, you don t even need to have experienced something to be able to get it I m definitely not in a 30 year long marriage, but I still couldn t help but identify with Leslie in The Last Original Wife Even so, there s something so perfect and magical even, when you find a book that completely resonates [...]

    • Tamara said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Review originally posted Traveling With TThis book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a honest review.Driving LessonsSarah is tired of her job Tired of life in New York City When an opportunity arises to trade in their NYC life for a year in Virginia a year where her husband, Josh, can teach at a university, where Sarah can figure out where she wants to be in life career wise and oh yeah where they can work on making a baby Sarah jumps on it.Except Sarah is not sure she wants a baby He [...]

    • Andrea (Cozy Up With A Good Read) said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      This review and others can be found on Cozy Up With A Good ReadThis was an interesting story about finding yourself during some tough times Sadly, a small part of me felt like something was missing in this story that I just couldn t quite figure out I really enjoyed how Zoe Fishman has this story about three women dealing with different issues in their life, and really all helping one another in many ways I really enjoyed how these three women can be in transition with their life in such differe [...]

    • Michelle said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Found this in the bargain section of bn Nice easy read with a good story Characters and storyline are completely believable, which is refreshing And yes, I did chuckle and shed tears of happiness and sadness.

    • Kathryn Laceby said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Originally reviewed at Novel EscapesI quite enjoyed Driving Lessons for its simplicity with depth if that makes sense Zoe Fishman gave us quite straight forward characters with a fairly direct story line but also made the people feel realistic and their situations plausible We could probably have done with a little less of the small town stereotypes , it took something away from Sarah s character on occasion, but perhaps Fishman was trying to leave a contrast between the stereotype and the genui [...]

    • Monica said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      When I first saw the title I must admit I was very curious to see where this book would take me I was taken from the very start with Sarah and her husband who were starting a new phase of their lives They were ready or so if seems to move to new place but Sarah didn t seem so sure of it At first I was a little taken aback by Sarah s attitude of the south Granted her views from moving from New York to small town in Virginia were valid somewhat I still thought she had a snobby attitude.However the [...]

    • Melinda said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Embracing vulnerability, is strength, I think Not feeling like you have to apologize for it is strength A story of admitting and facing your fears, uncertainty, acceptance amidst upheaval on the notion of motherhood Three everyday women face their new lives head on Their concerns and fears, surprises and disappointments, insecurities and successes are pragmatically presented Kate, a new mother deals with the unexpected reality a newborn brings, admittedly it s the most difficult job she has ever [...]

    • Amirah said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      It s a light rendition of a women s fiction Suitable for a read by the pool or under a verandah, since it requires little thinking.Sarah is a high flying New York marketing executive who is about to leave her career to move to small town Virginia with her husband Thinking that her career and fast paced New York life isn t exactly for her, she decided to spend some solitary time thinking about what her ideal career should be The career switch part is interesting and relevant but gets old quickly [...]

    • April said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      3.5I don t really have a whole lot to say about Driving Lessons It was a quick read, one that grabbed my attention at the library It sounded intriguing but when I actually finished it, I realized just how much of it was about, well, the decision to have children or not and that kind of struck home a little too hard for me Maybe if I had read it at a different time in my life it would ve been different, but hearing about the joys of pregnancy, and how good Sarah s relationship is with her husband [...]

    • Marsella Johnson said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      It took me to the end of the book to figure out the significance of the lady bugs This is an endearing, realistic novel about change and transitions Having babies, not having babies, figuring out what you want to do when you are unhappy with what you are doing I liked Sarah and Josh s marriage although I found him to be unrealistically perceptive and liked how the author symbolizes all of Sarah s anxieties with her huge fear of learning to drive a car When Josh and Sarah move from New Your to a [...]

    • Ann Boytim said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      A cute story of a couple who changed their fast pace lives to move from New York to Virginia The woman has not driven a car in years and is terrified to get behind the wheel so hires someone to help her learn to drive This does not go well but meanwhile her husband is happy in his new job and less stressed Sarah looks for a job and as her former career was high powered marketing executive the only job she can find is in a boutique selling trashy jewelry Sarah gets a frantic call from her best fr [...]

    • Melissa said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Fishman s sweetly told tale will resonate with readers who desire change in their lives, but it will also touch the hearts of others It s refreshing to read about a character who doesn t have it all together and who doesn t really know what she wants even though she thinks she does Sarah s transformation throughout the novel is believable and authentic.In their mid 30s, Sarah and her husband are at a crossroads Sarah is burned out at her New York City marketing job, so when her husband finds a t [...]

    • Myrna said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      I won this book in a giveaway This is my first book by Zoe Fishman The story is about Sarah, a NYC marketing executive, who decides to move to Farmwood, Virginia to begin a new life with her husband Since she is now in the suburbs, she realizes she needs to learn to drive Sarah has a few driving lessons and then she learns that her best friend in NYC, Mona, has health problems Sarah decides to go back to visit for two week to help Mona The story is written in an easy and sometimes humorous style [...]

    • Charzy said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      First half kept me reading .but the second half was not a page turner I just wanted it to end.

    • Michele Dambach said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      I really enjoyed this book The underlying theme doesn t just relate to learning to drive a car, although that does take place, however the true theme in my mind is really taking a look inside one s self to figure out what is driving you Hence, the title I enjoyed how this book followed a carrer minded woman to a place that offered her a much slower paced life She had to deal with what these changes meant to her, both personally and professionally Then , when a friend is faced with the biggest ch [...]

    • Kimberly V said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      When Sarah s husband Josh accepts a teaching job at a small university in Farmwood, Virginia, the couple leave the fast paced world of New York behind For Sarah, this means a slower pace, room, and time to figure out what she really wants from life It also means that Sarah must get back behind the wheel after two decades of not driving An idea that terrifies her Driving Lessons by Zoe Fishman is a quick, entertaining read While Sarah does struggle to overcome her fear of driving, the rules of t [...]

    • Juli said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Sarah is a successful marketing executive in New York, but she s ready for a change She decides to move to Virginia with her husband, Josh, but then questions leaving New York This book is all about coming to terms with her decision at the same time as dealing with some unexpected turns of fate Her best friend from New York is suddenly in need of some support and Sarah goes back to help her and in the process realizes that leaving New York really was the right thing to do I liked this book well [...]

    • Diana said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 12:15 PM

      Sarah is a big shot in a marketing firm in New York City She chooses to go to Virginia with her husband, Josh, when he is offered a one year contract to teach at a small college Sarah appears to have been unhappy at her job and ready for a change.The characters in book come across as bunch of people who are self centered and somewhat immature for being in their mid 30 s.Sarah looks at Virginia as if she is being sent to an isolated place with people who are uneducated and certainly not up to the [...]

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