Picks and Pans Review: Breathing Lessons
updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
Maggie Moran, this novel's heroine, means well, but doesn't know when to stop. Tyler, however, knows exactly when to stop—to keep the poignant from turning maudlin, to keep the witty from turning silly, to keep the profound from turning pretentious.