Coming up for Air

Coming up for Air

Large Print - 2011
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In the weeks following her mother's death, Ellie Calvin is surprised to learn of her mother's involvement in the civil rights movement during the summer of 1961, and as she tries to piece together a decades-old unrequited-love story between her mother and another young man involved in the movement, Ellie finds herself reunited with her own first love.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Center Point Publishing, c2011
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 358 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781611732177
Branch Call Number: LP Henr

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weezie1
Dec 13, 2017

A novel ... not much excitement .. lost years of her mothers life..& lost loves
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Chapel_Hill_SusanM
Nov 17, 2015

Pretty standard women's fiction - perfect housewife is dissatisfied and not sure why, mom passes away leaving a trail of secrets the housewife will uncover on her way to fulfillment. But the characters are really strong, especially Ellie, which makes it easy to relate to her struggle.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

The pros: This book is well-paced, with fairly florid prose and beautiful imagery.
The cons: The plot is fairly predictable, the dialogue strikes me as unrealistic and over-stated, the characters are clearly Good or Bad, the main character is so naive and flat that I have a hard time believing she is in her 40s.
Maybe, though, this book just isn't my usual cup of tea. If you like married women in a mid-life crisis literature, I would recommend it. Otherwise, feel free to skip this one.

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