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The Other Side of Air

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The Other Side of Air

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Jeanne Braselton
publisher:
Ballantine
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Jeanne Braselton died before completing this, her second book, so her friend — novelist Kaye Gibbons — did the honors. Librarian Katy Doyal and her husband, Ephraim, have been married for 60 years, and their symbiotic, almost suffocating relationship leaves little room for anyone else, including their son, Wyatt. But with the death of Katy, everything changes. She officiously cares for Ephraim from beyond the grave — albeit in a different manner — and talks to Wyatt, helping to heal the relationship between father and son. The Other Side of Air is a thin novel, to be sure, but one steeped in Georgia charm and down-home truths.