Just Keep Breathing

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BIOGRAPHICAL

Contemporary

Joan Scott Curtis

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Just Keep Breathing is the story of a woman who lost her husband to AIDS in 1995. They were forty-four years old, and she was left to finish rearing their younger children. It is the story of finding strength in small victories, on taking solace in helping others, and knowing that even though the major battle will be lost, the ability of live on with grace and dignity is what defines the war.

Genre

Biographical,

Short Summary

When the main character was 43, she learned her husband was infected with HIV. He died 16 months later, and she is left the make a life for herself and their children.


Ten years after the diagnosis, the main charactier has quit her teaching job to continue work on her Ph.D. The afterword gives an update on the adult children.

Setting

Dallas, Texas and McLean, Virginia

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

,Maintaning hope during loss

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Joan

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Strong Moral Code, Religious, Perseverance, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Kathryn

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dennis Curtis

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Leader, Perseverance, Romantic, Sarcastic, Selfless, Sophisticated, Visionary

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Hugo House

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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