The Scenic Route

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2014 - Fiction - 265 pages
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Take a delightful detour with this novel by the author of The Wedding Beat and a writer of The New York Times’s “Vows” column… 

The shortest distance between soul mates isn’t always a straight line....

When Austin Gittleman first met Naomi Bloom, they were grammar school classmates and she pasted pictures of him in her Barbie Dreamhouse. Those days are long gone.

Austin is a Midwestern doctor who always tries to do the right thing—even if it often turns out wrong. Naomi is a Miami pastry chef with a taste for adventure. They seem to have nothing in common. But that doesn’t stop Austin from falling head over heels when they reconnect at a mutual friend’s seaside wedding.

Only, falling hard doesn’t guarantee happily ever after, or even a second date. Tropical storms and mechanical malfunctions contribute to a series of miscommunications and missed connections that lead Austin and Naomi away from each other and back again.

In The Scenic Route, life is what happens on the way to where you’re going. It’s unpredictable and inconvenient, but it can be pretty wonderful when you bring the right person along for the ride.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
12
Section 4
33
Section 5
37
Section 6
55
Section 7
61
Section 8
64
Section 18
157
Section 19
162
Section 20
172
Section 21
179
Section 22
185
Section 23
190
Section 24
204
Section 25
208

Section 9
79
Section 10
84
Section 11
89
Section 12
97
Section 13
108
Section 14
120
Section 15
130
Section 16
142
Section 17
148
Section 26
216
Section 27
225
Section 28
231
Section 29
236
Section 30
241
Section 31
261
Section 32
271
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About the author (2014)

Devan Sipher is a writer of the New York Times's ?Vows” wedding column and the author of The Wedding Beat. He lives in Manhattan.

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