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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 infuriatingly practical, a man ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345485595
ISBN-10: 0345485599
Pages: 368
Edition: Reissue
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3.5 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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Did not care for this book - very disappointing!
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Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.
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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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We read this Pulitzer Prize-winner in our book club a few months back and had one of our liveliest discussions ever! It seemed we could all relate to at least one of the characters in the story --- either we could see ourselves in a character or we knew someone who was "just like him/her". A quick read and very enjoyable. If you're an Anne Tyler fan, don't pass this one up!


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