Coming up for Air

Coming up for Air

Book - 2011
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Struggling with the disintegration of her marriage at the same time her controlling mother passes away, Ellie is perplexed when she learns that her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, is creating a documentary about her mother.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 9781250007841
Branch Call Number: F HEN NVD
Characteristics: vii, 261 p. ; 25 cm


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Dec 13, 2017

A novel ... not much excitement .. lost years of her mothers life..& lost loves
Dec 2017

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.

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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