The Virtues of Oxygen

  • by Susan Schoenberger
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby, Laural Merlington
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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Emotionally moving and uplifting

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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- Ruth Bain "RueRue"

Uplifting Story!

This story is about finding a way to trandsend life's challenges
I never wanted it to end.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio