Drawing Breath

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Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. When he takes on Caitlin as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, mostly women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity. He’s a friend. And her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes a very bad decision. More

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About Laurie Boris

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and former graphic designer. She is the author of three novels: The Joke's on Me, Drawing Breath, and Don't Tell Anyone. When not playing with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, reading, and helping aspiring novelists as a contributing writer and editor for IndiesUnlimited.com. She lives in New York's lovely Hudson Valley.

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Drawing Breath
A budding teen painter seeks the mentorship of an art teacher with cystic fibrosis.

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Review by: DV Berkom on Feb. 13, 2014 : star star star star star
Stellar Novel with Well-Drawn Characters
Drawing Breath simply took my breath away with its well-drawn characters and absorbing story line. Boris deftly weaves together the stories of Daniel and Caitlin, the 2 main protagonists in the book, and I found myself pulled back again and again into their lives and the lives of those around them. Boris writes as a humanist, showing us the intrinsic value in the everyday. I was impressed with her ability to weave in the small events that (generally unnoticed) wind up giving so much meaning to our lives. Her willingness to write about the big events of life with uncommon sensitivity also speaks to her humanity.

Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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