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Week of May 21, 2012

Patti Callahan Henry’s COMING UP FOR AIR is about Ellie, who is dealing with the sudden loss of her formidable mother, Lillian. Ellie discovers the late woman’s diary, which opens up a whole side to her mother she never knew. She decides to return to the summer house in coastal Alabama where Lillian spent the summer of 1961, in the hopes of learning more about her mother and, perhaps, find some closure for herself.

Week of February 25, 2013

Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize winner BRING UP THE BODIES, the sequel to WOLF HALL, picks right up with the saga of King Henry VIII and the infamous Tudors as seen through the eyes of his advisor, Thomas Cromwell. This time, the focus is on Anne Boleyn and her supplanting by the young Jane Seymour of Wolf Hall.