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Breathing Lessons Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

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Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

As the car speeds along the Pennsylvania highway, Maggie remembers the time after Fiona left their home with Leroy. Maggie would try to disguise herself and sit in her parked car in the hopes of catching a glimpse of her granddaughter. It is hard for her to make the leap from the days when Leroy was a newborn and Maggie would comfort her in the night to today, when she wouldn't even recognize the child.

For Maggie, losing Fiona and Leroy is just another trauma in a series of losses, and she wonders if this is what aging is really all about – losing things that you made the mistake of thinking were yours to begin with.

Maggie remembers Fiona with a fondness which eventually grew to love during the time that Fiona was pregnant. Maggie helped her manage through a very difficult time for a...

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