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Breathing Lessons (Digital Audiobook)

By Anne Tyler, Alyssa Bresnahan (Narrator)

Publication Date: November 30, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/1/2005)


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 and 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.