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Coming Up for Air Hardcover – August 16, 2011
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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
“Patti Henry's luminous story-telling shines through once again.” ―Mary Kay Andrews
“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
“Coming Up For Air is a beautiful exploration of the deepest mysteries of the human heart. Patti Callahan Henry writes with compassion and insight, illuminating the pain of yearning and loss as well as the unsurpassed joy of love rediscovered.” ―Susan Wiggs
“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
“Heartwarming with a touch of magic. Patti Callahan Henry's elegant writing takes you on an emotional journey you won't soon forget. . . nor will you want to.” ―Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession
“A richly textured story of love, loss and redemption, reminiscent of some of the best southern storytellers.” ―Donna Ball, author of A Year on Ladybug Farm
About the Author
PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY is a full-time writer, wife and mother and the New York Times Bestselling author of seven novels with Penguin/NAL, including The Art of Keeping Secrets, Driftwood Summer and The Perfect Lovesong: A Holiday Story). She lives with her husband and three children outside Atlanta on the Chattahoochee River, where she is working on her next novel.
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