Breathing Lessons

Breathing Lessons

Large Print - 1989
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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. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1989, c1988
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9780896218598
0896218597
Characteristics: 494 p

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becknireckn
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.

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uncommonreader
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.

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hallcynthia1
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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