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Breathing Room

Elam, Patricia

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ISBN 10: 0671028421 / ISBN 13: 9780671028428
Published by Atria, New York, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed By Author 0671028421 This FIRST EDITION is a FIRST PRINTING, INSCRIBED by AUTHOR in FINE condition. Book's copyright page states "First Pocket Books hardcover printing January 2001" over number line "109 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" notating First Printing. Inscription by author in middle of title page in blue ink reads "To Kathy, Believe in your dream! - (signed) Patricia Elam, 1/26/01" Book is in FINE condition with purple paper boards over 1/5 black paper binding with bold and bright gilt lettering on spine. Book's spine tips and corners are true or gently bumped. Book's binding and insides are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. NO previous owner's or library markings, NO foxing and NOT a book club edition or remainder. DW is covered by Brodart with price point intact in FINE condition. DW has glossy cover with orange, purple and black background, illustration of two black women dancing under bold yellow and white lettering. DW's spine tips and corners are true or very gently bumped but not worn. BREATHING ROOM, copyright 2001, hardcover, 6.5" x 9.5", 335 pp. Breathing Room bookmark laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 002993

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Title: Breathing Room

Publisher: Atria, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing

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In her dazzling debut novel, award-winning author Patricia Elam takes us into the lives of two completely different women whose friendship has helped them weather just about everything. But now they're at a crossroads where understanding may not be enough -- a place where they must risk it all to rediscover what they cherish most. Photographer Norma Simmons-Greer has a loving husband, a lively young son, and an upper-middle-class lifestyle. Probation officer Moxie Dilliard is as dedicated to her ideals as she is to her talented teenage daughter, Zadi. Best friends after meeting in college, Norma and Moxie are each other's reality check and reassurance. But suddenly the bond between them begins to unravel in unexpected ways. Anguished over the loss of her second child and her husband's recent withdrawal, Norma takes refuge in a complex love affair that puts her at odds with Moxie -- and with herself. Haunted by her beloved mother's inspiring yet disturbing emotional legacy, Moxie struggles to understand her friend, while her own refusal to compromise threatens to shatter her relationship with Zadi. And a devastating crisis will challenge both women to face the hardest of truths. With insight, humor, and heartbreaking immediacy, Patricia Elam presents a beautifully written portrait of two unforgettable women, and the teenager they both cherish, as they negotiate the ever-shifting terrain of friendship and identity. A wise, tender novel of what love can and cannot survive, "Breathing Room" is also an exploration of how the past can at once inspire and limit us, and of the pain -- and promise -- that accompany us on the journey we all share.

About the Author:

Patricia Elam is a freelance writer and commentator. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Washington Post, Essence, Emerge, Newsday, and in anthologies such as Fathers' Songs and New Stories from the South. A winner of the O. Henry Award, she has been a commentator for National Public Radio, NBC News, CNN, and the BBC. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her three children.

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