Breathing Lessons: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

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  - Jamie - Goodreads

**REVIEW in PROGRESS** This has to be one of the most dull reading I have gone through in a long time. While the writing is decent, the story and paced fell utterly flat for me. The whole thing takes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachelle Urist - Goodreads

I loved this book. It's even better than "An Accidental Tourist." Tyler writes with such seeming facility. She writes in the lingo of the educated and uneducated. She gets into the minds and souls of ... Read full review


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Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A previous novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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