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Breathing lessons: A Novel

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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.
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display_description WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
"More powerful and moving than anything [Tyler] has done." —Los Angeles Times
Unfolding over the course of a single emotionally fraught day, this stunning novel encompasses a lifetime of dreams, regrets and reckonings. Maggie and Ira Moran are on a road trip from Baltimore, Maryland to Deer Lick, Pennsylvania to attend the funeral of a friend. Along the way, they reflect on the state of their marriage, its trials and its triumphs—through their quarrels, their routines, and their ability to tolerate each other's faults with patience and affection. Where Maggie is quirky, lovable and mischievous, Ira is practical, methodical and mired in reason. What begins as a day trip becomes a revelatory and unexpected journey, as Ira and Maggie rediscover the strength of their bond and the joy of having somebody with whom to share the ride, bumps and all.
Regarded by many as Tyler's seminal work, Breathing Lessons celebrates the small miracles and magic of truly knowing someone, and evokes Jane Austen, Emma Straub, and other masters of the literary marriage.
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Pulitzer Prize -- 1989
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Pulitzer Prize