Breathing Lessons Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Part 1, Chapter 1

* Breathing Lessons is the story of Maggie and Ira Moran and the struggle for extraordinary moments in their quite commonplace marriage.

* The story takes place in one day.

* Maggie and Ira are preparing to travel from their home in Baltimore to a small town in Pennsylvania to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena.

* Serena is Maggie's childhood friend

* Maggie thinks she hears the voice of her ex-daughter and law and has a minor accident because of it

* Both are in bad moods because they are angry with one another.

* Maggie's blundering behavior and accidents reveal her unsettled nature

* This is in stark contrast to that of Ira's methodical and exacting disposition

* Something has kept their relationship working, but what is it?

* Seeing old high school friends at the funeral makes Maggie realize that time has taken its toll on all of them

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