By Sarah Pekkanen
Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781451673531, 331pp.
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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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.