Breathing Lessons

  • by Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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.
A classic novel from one of America's greatest living novelists, now available as an audiobook.


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Customer Reviews

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I love Anne Tyler's writing. Her characters are well rounded and totally believable. Pathos and humour in one novel. Brilliant
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OMG ! What was the point....

I listened this book for our monthly book club and can honestly say it was very disappointing.
Maggie Moran had no redeeming qualities whatsoever, in fact there was not one person in this story I liked. It really was a major disappointment.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-07-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks