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The Resource The air we breathe : a novel, Andrea Barrett

The air we breathe : a novel, Andrea Barrett

Label
The air we breathe : a novel
Title
The air we breathe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Barrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Detached from the rest of the country on the eve of World War I, the tuberculosis-stricken residents of an Adirondack lakeside sanatorium are housed in accordance with their economic status and languish in their isolation before an enterprising patient initiates a weekly discussion group
Summary
In fall 1916, Americans debate whether to enter the European war. "Preparedness parades" march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At 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. For all, time stands still. An enterprising patient initiates a weekly discussion group. When his well-meaning efforts lead instead to a tragic accident and a terrible betrayal, the war comes home, bringing with it a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
175976
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Andrea
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tuberculosis
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
The air we breathe : a novel, Andrea Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042334695
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 p.
Isbn
9780393061086
Other physical details
ill., geneal. table
Label
The air we breathe : a novel, Andrea Barrett
Publication
Control code
000042334695
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 p.
Isbn
9780393061086
Other physical details
ill., geneal. table

Library Locations

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