Author Zoe Fishman’s new novel, INVISIBLE AS AIR is a provocative and timely new novel – one that will haunt you long after the final page is turned… This is easily one of my favorite novels for 2019. It’s only timing, but its written with a great deal of heart and understanding, without including any judgement.

Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work hard, but never be tired; age gracefully, but always be beautiful; fix the family problems, but always be carefree. Sylvie does the grocery shopping, the laundry, the scheduling, the schlepping and the PTA-ing, while planning her son’s Bar Mitzvah and cheerfully tending her husband, Paul, who’s been lying on the sofa with a broken ankle.  She’s also secretly addicted to the Oxycontin intended for her husband.

For three years, Sylvie has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter, Delilah. On the morning of the anniversary of her death, when she just can’t face doing one…more…thing: she takes one—just one—of her husband’s discarded pain pills. And suddenly she feels patient, kinder, and miraculously relaxed. She tells herself that the pills are temporary, just a gift, and that when the supply runs out she’ll go back to her regularly scheduled programming.

But days turn into weeks, and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare. At first, Paul and Teddy are completely unaware, but this changes quickly as her desperate choices reveal her desperate state. As the Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the void within themselves, both alone and together.

Zoe Fishman focuses on an issue ripping apart the heart of our country in INVISIBLE AS AIR – the opioid epidemic. She writes about a family that could be any of us easily falling into this disease and then trying to cope and get well. What I appreciated most in Fishman’s novel is how she tackled the subject in such a non-judgmental way. It would be easy to think “this couldn’t happen to my family,” but the truth is we’re only a pill away.

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Zoe Fishman is the critically acclaimed author of the bestselling Inheriting Edith, (Morrow, October ’16), Driving Lessons (Morrow, April ’14), Saving Ruth (Morrow, May ’12) and Balancing Acts (Harper, March ’10). Her books have been translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish and are also available in Audio and Large Print editions. She’s the recipient of myriad awards, including an IndieNext Pick,Target’s Breakout and Emerging Author Picks, a NY Post Pick, a Mom’s Choice Award and a Barnes & Noble Hot Read.

Interviews and profiles of her have been featured on NBC’s “Atlanta & Co.” and FGTV, as well as in Publisher’s Weekly, Mobile Bay MagazineThe Atlanta Jewish Times and The Huffington Post. Her articles have been published in The Atlanta Journal ConstitutionTime Out and on, among others.

Zoe worked in the New York publishing industry for thirteen years in the editorial department of Random House, the rights department of Simon & Schuster and later, as an agent for two boutique literary firms before moving to Atlanta in August of 2011 with her family.

She is the Executive Director of The Decatur Writers Studio as well as an instructor. She is also an instructor in the Emory Continuing Education program. In the Spring of 2017, she was the Visiting Writer at SCAD Atlanta.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us if the opioid epidemic has affected your family in anyway. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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52 thoughts on “INVISIBLE AS AIR by Zoe Fishman GIVEAWAY & SPOTLIGHT

  1. I have no personal or family experience but I hate what it is doing to not only our communities but globally. Causing so much pain for so many.

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  2. No one in my family has ever been addicted to drugs, thank goodness! This sounds like a very emotional book, I would love to read it and review. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. Just one pill away – so true. Yes, it touched us through prescriptions for my adult daughter’s back problems. Doctors added more drugs rather than replacing when one didn’t work, doctor didn’t consult with each other, a nightmare. Thankfully she got herself off of all the medication, although of course still must struggle with the pain.

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  4. Luckily, Has not affected my family, but a good friend’s husband died of an overdose after he was prescribed opioids for a work related accident.

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  5. I have personally not been affected. However, I have had a couple of friends who have had to recover from surgeries with no help for pain because doctors are now going the opposite way in prescribing for fear of people becoming addicted. Just another side to the story.

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  6. It is a little odd to say I’m excited to read this one, but I am. I’m hearing so many great things so I have it on my table as this weekend’s read. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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  7. This is so sad but very true, people will say it will never happen to them , but unfortunately it does. Thank God no drugs have been a problem to anybody in my family. Drugs, alcohol they all can consume a persons life , not just their life, but it affects their whole family, so, so sad. This book sounds like a very good read and I think it could help a lot of people, maybe even if they are thinking of just taking 1 little pill , reading this book could stop them from doing it and getting addicted. God Bless you for writing this book , and Thank you for posting it and sharing it with us the readers.

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  8. My mom recently had hip replacement surgery. Before that she was on very strong painkillers. Because they became ineffective over time, she was taking more. I pushed her doctor into approving her surgery & getting her off the painkillers before she became dependent on them. Also reminded her not to tell anyone she had them, so she wouldn’t become a victim of an addict. If not directly, then most of us indirectly. People who need the medication have a hard time getting it. Doctors prescribe too many medications without any other alternatives or checks. I brought a big bag of my mom’s medications to her last doctor visit & when we left she had only 3 that she actually needed. If you know someone on a lot of pills, help them do this for themselves.

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  9. Thankfully not that I’m aware of but I do know of other people who were given multiple prescriptions for pain and now they are addicted. I worked for drug court for many years and saw all the sad effects and lives ruined. Would love to read the book and review. Thank you

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  10. Thankfully, this horror has not affected my family. We do have connections to it through my husband’s former employer, but we’ve been spared.

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  11. My 89 year old mother has been taking opioids(Oxycodone) for chronic back pain, which does not make me happy. She admits to using the pills to help her get to sleep, and I have explained to her that sleeping is not the medication’s intended purpose. Fortunately, she is being weaned off of Oxy as her doctor is trying different pain pills(which I believe are opioids, too!) and sleeping pills instead! Guess I can’t win. Her personality and moods have changed in the past year, but we are not certain if that is due to developing dementia or the overuse of pills. A very complicated issue when this drug use involves a senior in pain.

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  12. Thankfully my own family has escaped this devastation but I know a number of families that have not been so lucky. It is truly awful.

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  13. I have a brother Who was addicted to heroin. He went to inpatient rehab and I hear he is doing great.


  14. My son was addicted for several years. Now I’d finally free of the drug. But each day is still very hard for him.


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