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Breathing Lessons

by Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people’s lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day.

Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie’s childhood friend. During the course of the journey, with its several unexpected detours – into the lives of old friends and grown children – Anne Tyler shows us all there is to know about a marriage: the expectations; the disappointments; the way children can create storms in a family; the way that wife and husband can fall in love all over again; the way that everything – and nothing – changes.

Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

‘A novel by Anne Tyler is a subject for rejoicing…Breathing Lessons is a pleasure to read.’  The Times

 


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01 January, 1988

About Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons and many other bestselling novels, including The Accidental Tourist,Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantSaint MaybeLadder of YearsA Patchwork Planet, Back When We Were Grownups, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America and The Beginner's Goodbye. In 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English' and she has recently received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which recognises a lifetime's achievement in books.



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