Breathing Room

Breathing Room

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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.

Info

ISBN: 9781250034113

Published Date: September 10, 2013

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

Page Count: 259

Size: 7.66" l x 5.13" w x 0.83" h

Age Classification: 12+