Susan Schoenberger, author of The Virtues of Oxygen, on tour July/August 2014

Posted By on May 21, 2014

The Virtues of OxygenAbout 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.

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Susan Schoenberger_Photo Credit Shana SureckAbout Susan Schoenberger

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.

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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


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