Breathing Lessons

Breathing Lessons

Book - 1988
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While driving to the funeral of a friend, a couple married twenty-eight years examine the expectations and disappointments of their marriage.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1988
Edition: First trade edition
ISBN: 9780394572345
0394572343
9780425117743
042511774X
Branch Call Number: PS3570.Y45 B74 1988
TYLER A
Tyler, A
No local call number
Characteristics: [5], 327, [3] pages ; 22 cm

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lamalone
Aug 22, 2020

Pulitzer 1988

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Einer2
Jun 26, 2020

Anne Tyler books are always interesting views into human nature. In each I think people can likely see a bit of themselves or members of their family.

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craveginger
Jan 22, 2020

January 2020

How in the world did this book receive the Pulitzer Prize and all that critical praise. I could not get into the book and did not find the characters very appealing. I read maybe 30 pages and gave up. I may pick it up again in the future but for now it just didn't interest me.

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vkreads
Sep 25, 2018

Breathing Lessons: Pulitizer Prize for Fiction, won, yr 1989: -- huh??
I read about 100 pgs, then decided I wasn't very interested in what happened to any of the characters. Stopped reading.

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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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