Catching Air

Catching Air

A Novel

Book - 2014
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From the internationally bestselling author of four books, including The Opposite of Me , a vibrant, compulsively readable novel about two married couples who pursue a dream to open a bed-and-breakfast in small-town Vermont.

In her previous works including The Best of Us , "rising star" ( Library Journal ) Sarah Pekkanen captivated readers by penning "refreshingly introspective, sharply realistic, and tenderly humorous" novels ( Booklist ) that had readers "flying through the pages" (Hoda Kotb, Today show). Now, in Catching Air , Pekkanen turns an unflinching eye on the tangled relationships of two pairs of thirty-somethings.

A chance to run a B&B in snowy, remote Vermont--it's an offer Kira Danner can't resist after six soul-crushing years of working as a lawyer in Florida. As Kira and her husband, Peter, step into a brand new life, she quells her fears about living with the B&B's co-owners: Peter's sexy, irresponsible brother Rand, and Rand's wife, Alyssa...who is essentially a stranger.

For her part, Alyssa sees taking over the B&B as the latest in a string of adventures. Plus, a quiet place might help her recover from the news that she can't bear children. But the idyllic town proves to be anything but serene: Within weeks, the sisters-in-law are scrambling to prepare for their first big booking--a winter wedding--and soon a shy, mysterious woman comes to work for them. Dawn Zukoski is hiding something; that much is clear. But what the sisters-in-law don't realize is that Dawn is also hiding from someone...

Relatable and dynamic, Catching Air delves deeply into the vital relationships that give shape to women's lives.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Washington Square Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781451673531
Characteristics: 331 p. --


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Mar 18, 2015

First book by this author. Light reading but a good story.
Will read more by Pekkanen.

Sep 13, 2014

I sure hope there is another book with these characters, it was the first book I read by this author, but I will be ordering more.

LaughingOne Aug 21, 2014

A nice, light summer read. Can two brothers who don't get along, and their wives, start and run a B&B together? Who is the strange woman who comes into their lives at just the right time? Everyone needs a change in life, right?

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