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Breathing Lessons

TYLER, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0345485572 / ISBN 13: 9780345485571
Published by Knopf, NY, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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The second issue proof, with the first leaf corrected, of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Bumped at mid-spine and shallow creases to front cover; about near fine in wrappers. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. Bookseller Inventory # 912055

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Title: Breathing Lessons

Publisher: Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

"Breathing Lessons" is the wonderfully moving and surprising story of Ira and Maggie Moran. She's impetuous, harum-scarum, easygoing; he's competent, patient, seemingly infallible. They've been married for 28 years. Now, as they drive from their home in Baltimore to the funeral of Maggie's best friend's husband, 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 a wife and husband can fall in love all over again, the way nothing really changes. Anne Tyler's funny, unpredictable and endearing characterizations make "Breathing Lessons" truly entertaining.

Review:

"Superb fiction: It shows us how to live."--Newsday

"A wonderful novel, glowing with the insight and compassion of an artist's touch." --The Boston Globe

"Displays her extraordinary gifts in supreme harmony: exquisite narrative clarity, faultless comic timing, and the Tyler trademark of happy-sad characters inspiring a mid-American domestic drama that somehow slips the surly bonds of the quotidian to become timeless and universal." --"The 100 Best Novels," The Guardian

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