Friday, August 31, 2018

The Air You Breathe: a book review

The Air You Breathe

by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Published August 21, 2018

Riverhead Books

I feel like I want to cry from the beauty and rawness of these characters. The book was longer than my personal preference. However, the writing was breathtaking.

The push and pull between Graca and Dores as they move from 1930s Brazil to 1940s Hollywood is fun to experience.

The characters and settings are rich. The language was stunning in places. There were certain paragraphs and sentences I stopped to re-read.

Disclaimer: I purchased this book with my own money through Book of the Month Club.

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