Breathing Lessons

Breathing Lessons

Book - 1998
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During a ninety-mile drive to her best friend's husband's funeral, Maggie and her husband, Ira, recall and reevaluate the details of their twenty-eight-year marriage.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1998
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425163139
042516313X
9780785799528
0785799524
Branch Call Number: FICTION TYLER 1998
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 21 cm

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Its tough when you are Maggie Moran and you are certain that your son will fall in love and live happily ever after-but what if that doesn't happen? It has to- doesn't it? A great story full of eccentric characters who you may recognize as members of your own family.


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Think_Outside
May 19, 2016

Laugh out loud good!

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becknireckn
Apr 02, 2016

This Pulitzer prize winning book made me laugh and cry. I love Maggie and Ira. I always feel like I personally know Anne Tyler's characters because Anne's insight into human nature is so spot on. It helps that this was made into a movie that works so well with James Garner and Joanne Woodward. There is a funny scene where Maggie stands and starts singing ridiculously at her friends funeral much to Ira's extreme embarrassment. Also, their love in spite of their opposite personalities is touching. I saw friends and family, and a little of myself, in this wonderful book.

lbehrman Jul 31, 2012

This book was ok. I read it because I had purchased it years ago at a library sale.

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

This is a story about a couple and marriage. The woman is too ditzy to be good, but the book is funny.

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hallcynthia1
Jan 20, 2011

Read it, but didn't like it. I felt uncomfortable with the personalities and their petty world. Amazing that the whole story takes place in one day. I just wanted it to be over.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 21, 2009

Maggie Moran plans to reunite her son with his estranged wife and baby.

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