Books The Scenic Route A Novel by Binnie Kirshenbaum Paperback, 18 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $13.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Scenic RouteSubtitleA NovelAuthorBinnie Kirshenbaum Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary While in Italy, divorcee Sylvia Landsman takes up with Henry, an unhappily married expatriate whose wealthy wife pays for his lucrative lifestyle, and she tells him about her life and eccentric family as they travel around Europe. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Scenic Route Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'The Scenic Route' May 26, 2009 In Binnie Kirshenbaum's The Scenic Route, divorcee Sylvia meets Henry in an Italian cafe and cancels the rest of her vacation plans in order to drive around Europe with him. It's only after they hit the road that she learns he's married.