Breathing lessons

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Knopf, 1988 - Fiction - 327 pages
22 Reviews
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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From the book jacket: Everyone knows a couple like the Morans. Maggie, with her scatterbrained ways and her just slightly irritating – but good-hearted – attempts to make everything right for everyone ... Read full review

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~ Maggie and Ira Moran had to go to a funeral in Deer Lick, Pennsylvania~ I have read three books by Anne Tyler and love her writing. I have 9 others on my bookshelves waiting for me to pick them up ... Read full review

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