The Other Side of Air Jeanne Braselton died before completing this, her second book, so her friend — novelist Kaye Gibbons — did the honors. Librarian Katy Doyal and her… The Other Side of Air Jeanne Braselton died before completing this, her second book, so her friend — novelist Kaye Gibbons — did the honors. Librarian Katy Doyal and her… 2006-08-01 Fiction Ballantine
Book Review

The Other Side of Air (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 01, 2006; Writer: Jeanne Braselton; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Ballantine

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.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints