The Air We Breathe

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393333077
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About the Author

Andrea Barrett is the author of Archangel, The Air We Breathe, Servants of the Map (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Voyage of the Narwhal, Ship Fever (winner of the National Book Award), and other books. She teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts.

Reviews

Barrett eloquently blends scientific elements like TB and chemistry with her diverse characters' hopes and heartbreaks to bring the book to crackling life.
[Barrett's] gift for story, for mining America's past, and her ability to construct a specific moment in the quest for knowledge are remarkable.
Every page seems so vibrant, its people so alive...Majestic, breathtaking, thrilling.
Details of New York tenements and of the sanitarium's regime are vivid and engrossing.
[A] potent, engrossing portrayal of life at a turn-of-the-century sanatorium...[Barrett has] an unusual--and utterly haunting--narrative voice.
Barrett's powers of historical evocation, especially her knowledge of the scientific preoccupations of the time, are impressive.