Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry audiobook

Coming Up for Air

By Patti Callahan Henry
Read by Janet Metzger

Brilliance Audio
8.13 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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On the coast of Alabama, there is a house cloaked in mystery, a place that reveals the truth and changes lives.... Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage, and she knows this. With her beloved daughter away at college and a growing gap between her and her husband—between her reality and the woman she wants to be—she doesn’t quite seem to fit into her own life. But everything changes after her controlling mother, Lillian, passes away. Ellie’s world turns upside down when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, at her mother’s funeral and learns that he is in charge of a documentary that involved Lillian before her death. He wants answers to questions that Ellie’s not sure she can face, until, in the painful midst of going through her mother’s things, she discovers a hidden diary—and a window into stories buried long ago. As Ellie and Hutch start speaking for the first time in years, Ellie’s closed heart slowly begins to open. Fighting their feelings, they set out together to dig into Lillian’s history. Using both the diary and a trip to the Summer House, a mysterious and seductive bayside home, they gamble that they can work together and not fall in love again. But in piecing together a decades-old unrequited-love story, they just might uncover the secrets in their own hearts. Coming Up for Air is the story of one woman’s search for truth—and what happens when love steps in along the way.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the August 2011 Indie Next List

On the coast of Alabama, there is a house cloaked in mystery, a place that reveals the truth and changes lives....

Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage, and she knows this. With her beloved daughter away at college and a growing gap between her and her husband—between her reality and the woman she wants to be—she doesn’t quite seem to fit into her own life.

But everything changes after her controlling mother, Lillian, passes away. Ellie’s world turns upside down when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, at her mother’s funeral and learns that he is in charge of a documentary that involved Lillian before her death. He wants answers to questions that Ellie’s not sure she can face, until, in the painful midst of going through her mother’s things, she discovers a hidden diary—and a window into stories buried long ago.

As Ellie and Hutch start speaking for the first time in years, Ellie’s closed heart slowly begins to open. Fighting their feelings, they set out together to dig into Lillian’s history. Using both the diary and a trip to the Summer House, a mysterious and seductive bayside home, they gamble that they can work together and not fall in love again. But in piecing together a decades-old unrequited-love story, they just might uncover the secrets in their own hearts.

Coming Up for Air is the story of one woman’s search for truth—and what happens when love steps in along the way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An affecting Southern tale about second chances and banishing the ghosts of regret…Romantic storytelling at its simple best.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“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, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed
“Lyrical and moving…Patti Henry’s luminous storytelling shines through once again.” Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental
“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 southern woman’s journey into truth. A emotionally intense, beautiful, and unforgettable novel. I loved it.” Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River novels

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Author Bio: Patti Callahan Henry

Author Bio: Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, includingLosing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Between the Tides, and The Art of Keeping Secrets. Hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction, she has been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Novel of the Year. She lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English