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“An affecting Southern tale about second chances and banishing the ghosts of regret… Romantic storytelling at its simple best.” – Kirkus (starred review)
“This standard example of women’s fiction is elevated by Henry’s subtle, sometimes excellent characterization.... Ellie’s earnest quest for true happiness will resonate with many readers, especially fans of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs.” – Booklist
"A beautiful, emotionally engrossing story about marriage and motherhood, loss and longing. Patti Callahan Henry has done it again, capturing all the complexity of relationships with insight, compassion and a lyrical, unforgettable voice." – Emily Giffin
"A buoyant journey of self-discovery from an author who understands the human heart… With the complexity of a sultry southern breeze, Coming Up for Air reveals the link between a mother's secret past and a daughter's hope for a new future." – Sherryl Woods
“A southern woman's journey into truth. An emotionally intense, beautiful and unforgettable novel. I loved it.” -- Robyn Carr
“In Coming Up for Air Patti Callahan Henry writes with piercing reality, grace and breathtaking insights. Every book Henry writes is a must-read for me, and this one rises to the top!” – Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of The Butterfly’s Daughter
I truly did not want the story to end and leave these wonderful characters.
I think this was because there was quite a bit of padding in this book - lots of stuff, I thought, that was unnecessary and could have been eliminated.
With a well-drawn cast of characters and a magical setting, it was easy to be absorbed in the story.
A deep and thoughtful book about choices, regrets, and trying to get it right.Published 1 month ago by Normandie Fischer
I especially enjoyed this book because of the message it so clearly delivers to all who feel trapped but don't know why or how to move on.Published 2 months ago by Susan Brant
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It touched me profoundly, bringing me to tears at times. It explores complex emotions as they relate to love and relationships and how our... Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Olsen