Drawing Breath

Drawing Breath

by Laurie Boris


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Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he's already outlived his doctor's "expiration date," but that doesn't stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady's daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity or take care of but someone to care for, a friend, and her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes one very bad decision.

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ISBN-13: 9781475270235
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, and former graphic designer. She has been writing fiction for over twenty-five years and is the award-winning author of five novels: The Joke's on Me, Drawing Breath, Don't Tell Anyone, Sliding Past Vertical, and Playing Charlie Cool. When not hanging out 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: Chapter One, "Borrowed Time" 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
Drawing Breath by Laurie Boris Sixteen year old Caitlin Kelly is infatuated with her Art teacher, Daniel Benedetto. She believes it is true love, at least on her part. Daniel also has cystic fibrosis, and lives upstairs from her. Her obsession with him gets out of control when she interferes in his personal life. Not thinking of the consequences of her actions, the damage is done and things will never be the same again. A fast paced original story. Caitlin, although young and careless is likable. Daniel, is very likable. Even though he has a horrible disease he is human, and has feeling like everyone else, and has flaws. No one is perfect. I liked that Daniel is shown as a person, not perfect, and he is not just "his disease". Drawing Breath is touching and heartfelt. I recommend to those who love a great dramatic, heartfelt story. A true all night read.
BPerlin More than 1 year ago
There is an inviting flow to this authors writing. Life-like and not too perfect. The story plays out in front of its reader in technicolor with three dimensional moving pictures. It is an easy story to get absorbed into. Pulls you right in, right away, without pretension or too much back story. Needless to say, I was intrigued and entertained from the start and my interest only increased as I turned the pages. Drawing Breath gives you a feel of real life with non-fictional type characters. They all come to life through what they say and what they don't. It is a slice of life that grabs hold and doesn't let go. This emotional journey pulls on your heartstrings at every turn. I was emotionally tied to this deep story and moved by the way the author wrote with such passion. "She stops thinking. She turns and bolts for the pantry, not considering objects in her way-stairs, doors, or furniture. Later she'll have bruises, a tear in her stocking, and a pain in her toe from stubbing it against a buckled runner. None of that matters now. Bruises heal. Stockings can be replaced. What matters is this, jamming a key in a lock and running from room to room, calling his name."
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