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The Air We Breathe 2 editions

Cover of: The Air We Breathe | Andrea Barrett
About the Book

"An evocative panorama of America...on the cusp of enormous change" (Newsday) by the National Book Award-winning author ofShip Fever. In the fall of 1916, America prepares for war--but in the community of Tamarack Lake, the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium. Prisoners of routine, they take solace in gossip, rumor, and--sometimes--secret attachments. But when the well-meaning efforts of one enterprising patient lead to a tragic accident and a terrible betrayal, the war comes home, bringing with it a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment. Reading group guide included.



Library of Congress PS3552.A7327 A35 2007
Dewey 813/.54

2 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: The air we breathe
2007, W. W. Norton & Co.
The air we breathe
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Air We Breathe
October 1, 2007, W. W. Norton
The Air We Breathe
Hardcover in English


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