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Breathing Lessons Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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In interviews and articles about her writing life, Tyler has often given a glimpse of her own marriage and family. Her children are grown now, but she used to write her novels in her white study while they were at school.

The usual household chores and errands surrounded this time - making breakfast, getting children off to school, cleaning the kitchen and the rest of the house, getting groceries, preparing dinner, bathing children and getting them off to bed. In "Still Just Writing" Tyler talks about the non-routine events that disrupt her writing life - the dog gets worms, the washing machine repairman comes, Iranian relatives visit, and a child becomes ill.

The picture she gives of her life is hardly that of the celebrity; instead, it is a picture of a typical wife and mother who also, atypically, hews out time to be a novelist. When she...

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