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Breathing Lessons
Breathing Lessons
Author: Anne Tyler
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 infuriatingl...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345485571
ISBN-10: 0345485572
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 352
Edition: Reissue
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 4
One of Anne Tyler's best books. She gets the domestic relationship between this husband and wife just right. Lovely book.
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Helpful Score: 3
We read this delightful Pulitzer Prize winner in our book club a few months ago and had one of our liveliest discussions ever! It seemed as though each of us could relate to at least one of the characters - either we had known someone who was just like a character or (even funnier) we could see something of ourselves in one of the characters!

And if you're an Anne Tyler fan, this one is a must!
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Helpful Score: 3
Did not care for this book - very disappointing!
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Helpful Score: 3
Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. It was a pretty fast read, especially for a Pulitzer Prize winner. There are touching moments and hilarious moments as well. It's about a woman who is a wife, mother, grandmother & friend. She is reflective about her many roles in life as she is travelling to a friend's husband's funeral with her husband, all the while she is trying to develop a plan to reunite her son & estranged daughter-in-law. She has some adventures & eventually comes to accept herself and her life as it is and that is really satisfying.
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