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Chevy Stevens, author of Never Knowing

All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her.

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.