Title Profile & Character Information

Breathing Lessons

Annotation
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Awards
1989  Pulitzer Prize

Characters
NameMoran, Maggie
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother

NameMoran, Ira
GenderMale
OccupationStore owner
TraitsMarried
Father

GenreDomestic
Fiction
TopicsLove and marriage
In-laws
Family relationships
SettingBaltimore, Maryland