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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|Grouping Title||breathing lessons|
|Grouping Author||tyler anne|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-14 22:54:25PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 00:43:19AM|
|auth_author2||O'Karma, Alexandra., Toren, Suzanne.|
|author2-role||Findaway World, LLC., O'Karma, Alexandra.|Narrator, Playaway Digital Audio., Recorded Books, LLC., Toren, Suzanne.|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"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.
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, Playaway, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||042511774, 042516313, 9780307761583, 9780394572345, 9781436176835, 9781455883455, 9781455884612|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book, Playaway|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction Tyler, Fiction Tyler, PLAYAWAY Fiction Tyler|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1988, 2008, 2011|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000045815|Book|Books|1st trade ed.|English|Knopf,|1988.|327 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000316948|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio ;|[released 2008], c2008.|1 sound media player (12 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000396514|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Brilliance Audio,|p2011.|11 sound discs (12 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:1d95945a-4f24-4985-a6d9-5143f624d786|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2011||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Married people -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Pulitzer Prize -- 1989|
|title_full||Breathing Lessons A Novel, Breathing lessons / Anne Tyler, Breathing lessons [sound recording] / Anne Tyler, Breathing lessons [sound recording] / by Anne Tyler|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Married people, Pulitzer Prize|