Breathing Room

Breathing Room

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Paperback, Square Fish, 2013, ISBN13 9781250034113, ISBN10 1250034116
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BREATHING ROOM [9781250034113]

Evvy Hoffmeister is thirteen years old when her family brings her to Loon Lake Sanatorium to get cured of tuberculosis (TB). Evvy is frightened by her new surroundings; the rules to abide are harsh and the nurses equally rigid. But Evvy soon falls into step with the other girls in her ward. There's Sarah, quiet but thoughtful; Pearl, who adores Hollywood glamour; and Dina, whose harshness conceals a deep strength. Together, the girls brave the difficult daily routines. Set in 1940 at a time of political unrest throughout the U.S. and Europe, this thought-provoking novel sheds light on a much-feared worldwide illness. Hundreds of thousands of people died each year of TB, and many ill children were sent away to sanatoriums to hopefully recover.

Marsha Hayles' "Breathing Room "is a masterful novel--both eloquent and moving--that gives voice to those who fought hard to overcome the illness.

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Number of Pages: 259
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Hayles, Marsha
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-13: 9781250034113
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1250034116
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