The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish



New from the Winner of ECPA’s Fiction Book of the Year

Seventeen-year-old Molly Fisk does not go outside. She’s ruled by anxiety and only feels safe in the tiny tourist-town museum she and her mother run and call home. Yearning to live free but unable to overcome deep wounds from her past, she stays hidden away. Then the chance arrival of a woman Molly knew six years ago changes everything.

Six years ago, newly single Claire Rodriguez was an empty shell. Only in the unique friendship she strikes up with a young girl–a silent girl who’ll only talk to Claire–does she see the possibility of healing. But one day the girl and her mother vanish, their house abandoned. What happened that drove them away? And how can Claire now offer Molly the same chance at finding a life anew?


The only inner action Molly Fisk has with the outside world is through the tiny museum window she and her mother call their home. This seems so strange and many dark moments in the story.  Things changes for Molly when Claire Rodriguez, a lady she knew years ago came to town. And things changed for Molly. And Claire was happy to finally find Molly and her mom as well.

There were a host of characters that were difficult for me to keep up with. A lot of things going on in the story. Where I like the story line, it just wasn’t for me. I couldn’t seem to stay focused enough to keep reading. But this is not to say someone else may like the story. So as always, I encourage you to check this book out. At the time of this review, it is free to read if you have a Kindle unlimited account.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Christa Parrish

A winner of Associated Press awards for her journalism, Christa Parrish now teaches literature and writing to high school students, is a homeschool mom, and lives near Saratoga Springs, New York. She is the author of Home Another Way, finalist for the…

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