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 ...Read MoreBreathing 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.Read Less
Good. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 352 p. Audience: General/trade. First Edition; Full Number Line. A crease on the cover. Some tanning. Other than a "s" on inside cover; this copy has NO writing, underlining or highlighting. Ships Immediately and Trackable from Williamsburg, Virginia. Customer Satisfaction is Our Pleasure.
[0-14-011641-9] 1989. (Mass market paperback)...Good.......Spine and cover creases; the cover has started to separate from the spine at the extremities. Spine very edgeworn....Cover illustration by John Fraser....Award winner: Pulitzer Prize 1989....(Fiction)
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 327 pages; F/NF; book is clean and tight with a bit of fading of green page tops; jacket has a bit of a bump at spine top and a very small scrape 1/2" from bottom edge; dj in brodart wrap.
Fine in very good dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1988. 1st Ed. (Trade), 4th Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6."x8.5", 327 pages. DJ front flap clipped at both fore-edge corners, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. DJ in a clear plastic protective cover. ISBN 0394572343 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo; 327 pages. 0394572343. First Trade Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket. Back of book jacket has indentations where someone has written and it has"bled" through to jacket. No physical writing on jacket; The tale of an ordinary couple, Maggie and Ira Moran, who have been incompatibly married for 28 years. All the action takes place on one summer day as Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Pennsylvania to a funeral. An accidental detour and a chance encounter help them rediscover the love that binds them together in spite of it all. Basis for the 1994 television movie starring James Garner and Joanne Woodward.
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