Breathing Lessons

Breathing Lessons

eBook - 2017
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Maggie and Ira Moran have been married 28 years, an average couple leading an average life. Except that Maggie Moran is a klutzy, impetuous busybody who will borrow the ear of any sympathetic listener who crosses her path, while her husband Ira is resigned to his wife's machinations, even as he himself remains steadfastly uncommunicative and judgmental. As a funeral draws the Morans out from their Baltimore home to Deer Lick, Pennsylvania, their trip is derailed by a number of unexpected and comical detours, as the incompatibility in Maggie and Ira's marriage reveals itself, alongside the joy, pain, and love that continues to hold them together. With wry humour, charm, and keen observation, Breathing Lessons instructs us in times of stress: keep calm and remember to breathe.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Anchor Canada,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780385691413
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Apr 02, 2016

This Pulitzer prize winning book made me laugh and cry. I love Maggie and Ira. I always feel like I personally know Anne Tyler's characters because Anne's insight into human nature is so spot on. It helps that this was made into a movie that works so well with James Garner and Joanne Woodward. There is a funny scene where Maggie stands and starts singing ridiculously at her friends funeral much to Ira's extreme embarrassment. Also, their love in spite of their opposite personalities is touching. I saw friends and family, and a little of myself, in this wonderful book.

lbehrman Jul 31, 2012

This book was ok. I read it because I had purchased it years ago at a library sale.

Jul 27, 2012

This is a story about a couple and marriage. The woman is too ditzy to be good, but the book is funny.

Jan 20, 2011

Read it, but didn't like it. I felt uncomfortable with the personalities and their petty world. Amazing that the whole story takes place in one day. I just wanted it to be over.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 21, 2009

Maggie Moran plans to reunite her son with his estranged wife and baby.

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