About The Virtues of Oxygen
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 22, 2014)
From the award-winning author of A Watershed Year comes a heartrending story of unlikely bonds made under dire straits. Holly is a young widow with two kids living in a ramshackle house in the same small town where she grew up wealthy. Now barely able to make ends meet editing the town’s struggling newspaper, she manages to stay afloat with help from her family. Then her mother suffers a stroke, and Holly’s world begins to completely fall apart.
Vivian has lived an extraordinary life, despite the fact that she has been confined to an iron lung since contracting polio as a child. Her condition means she requires constant monitoring, and the close-knit community joins together to give her care and help keep her alive. As their town buckles under the weight of the Great Recession, Holly and Vivian, two very different women both touched by pain, forge an unlikely alliance that may just offer each an unexpected salvation.
Susan Schoenberger is the author of the award-winning debut novel A Watershed Year. Before turning her attention to writing fiction, she worked as a journalist and copyeditor for many years, most recently at The Hartford Courant and The Baltimore Sun. She currently serves as the director of communications at Hartford Seminary and teaches writing classes at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. She lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, with her husband and three children.
Connect with Susan at her website, susanschoenberger.com.
Susan Schoenberger’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, July 21st: Bookchickdi
Tuesday, July 22nd: Kimberly’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, July 23rd: Bibliotica
Thursday, July 24th: Fiction Zeal
Monday, July 28th: Books a la Mode – guest post/giveaway
Tuesday, July 29th: Lavish Bookshelf
Wednesday, July 30th: Reading Reality
Thursday, July 31st: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, August 4th: Literary Lindsey
Tuesday, August 5th: Library of Clean Reads
Wednesday, August 6th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Thursday, August 7th: Sidewalk Shoes
Friday, August 8th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, August 11th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
Tuesday, August 12th: BookNAround
Wednesday, August 13th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Monday, August 18th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Wednesday, August 20th: Reviews from the Heart
Thursday, August 21st: Kahakai Kitchen
Friday, August 22nd: Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, August 25th: I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Tuesday, August 26th: Missris
Wednesday, August 27th: Time 2 Read
Wednesday, September 3rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers