Breathing lessons

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Knopf, 1988 - Fiction - 327 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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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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Every reader knows a couple like the Morans. Maggie is a compassionate flibbertigibbet whose best intentions always backfire. Dour and sensible Ira, "born competent,'' Maggie thinks, "should have ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
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Anne Tyler is considered one of America's most important living writers. She was married to Taghi Modarressi.