Breathing Lessons

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Ballantine Books, 2005 - Fiction - 339 pages
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Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son’s broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man “who should have married Ann Landers.” And what begins as a day trip to a funeral becomes an adventure in the unexpected. As Maggie and Ira navigate the riotous twists and turns, they intersect with an assorted cast of eccentrics–and rediscover the magic of the road called life and the joy of having somebody next to you to share the ride . . . bumps and all.
  

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User Review  - enrshaw - Overstock.com

My only complaint is that it took at least 10 days to get this book to me. I am used to the quick delivery of all of my other Overstock items and this book arrived after I needed it for my book club. Read full review

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Yesterday I would have only given this book 2 stars but after going to book club and discussing it and reading the interview with the author in the back of the book I decided I liked it more than I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
47
Section 3
76
Section 4
125
Section 5
176
Section 6
215
Section 7
244
Section 8
248
Section 9
279
Section 10
313
Section 11
325
Section 12
329
Section 13
337
Section 14
340
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About the author (2005)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 25, 1941. She graduated from Duke University at the age of 19 and completed graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian and bibliographer. Her first novel, If Morning Ever Comes, was published in 1964. Her other works include Saint Maybe, Back When We Were Grownups, Digging to America, Noah's Compass, The Beginner's Goodbye, and A Spool of Blue Thread. She has won several awards including the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983 for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Accidental Tourist, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons. The Accidental Tourist was adapted into a 1988 movie starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. In 2015, her novel A Spool of Blue Thread became listed on the New York Times bestseller list and it made the Baileys Women¿s Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist.

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