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Getting Our Breath Back | [Shawne Johnson]

Getting Our Breath Back

Shawne Johnson’s emotionally stirring debut novel has been called “a rawer Waiting to Exhale.” Three African-American sisters, living in late 1960s Philadelphia, face issues such as drug addiction, racial tension, the Vietnam War, and the death of their father from lung cancer. Together they strive to avoid the dangers that surround them.
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Shawne Johnson’s emotionally stirring debut novel has been called “a rawer Waiting to Exhale.” Three African-American sisters, living in late 1960s Philadelphia, face issues such as drug addiction, racial tension, the Vietnam War, and the death of their father from lung cancer. Together they strive to avoid the dangers that surround them.

©2002 Shawne Johnson (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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