Breath Visible

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The collection of stories in "Breath Visible" explores the quiet moments in a person’s life that herald a new direction. From childhood, through adolescence and the unexpected changes an adult life may bring, the reader will come to know the strength these characters manifest to face the problems they confront at any age and head in a new, stronger direction. Spanning decades to the present day, these stories are rooted in human nature and the growth that comes from making choices and facing the challenge.
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Publisher
BookBaby
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Published on
Nov 2, 2017
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9781543918229
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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