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The Virtues of Oxygen Audiobook

The Virtues of Oxygen

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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.

©2014 Susan Schoenberger (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    What did you love best about The Virtues of Oxygen?

    The character of Vivien truly brought emotion to the story. The story has great heart, the characters are mostly sympathetic, and it was a heartwarming, entertaining story.


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    liked it. thought provoking. makes you wonder how you would handle a situation as this. as a believer and follower of Jesus I would know the life lived here is not the end.....only the beginning.

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    Where does The Virtues of Oxygen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25


    What other book might you compare The Virtues of Oxygen to and why?

    Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings due to quality of narration & story.


    What does Tanya Eby and Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their narrative made the book compelling & enjoyable.


    If you could rename The Virtues of Oxygen, what would you call it?

    I would keep the title as is.


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