Breathe: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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"I love this book…Bishop writes with Tina Fey snark, Mary Karr toughness, and Zadie Smith soul. You owe it to yourself to get your digital mitts on this e-book. Love, loss, hot tears, cold pizza; resentment, redemption, and the sweet rescue of enduring friendships. Oh, yeah...and enough funny stuff about yoga to almost make us forget how damned good it is for body and soul." —Bruce Cummings, former writer and senior producer, NBC Nightly News

Alex thought she had married the man of her dreams: successful, ...
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Breathe: A Novel

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Overview

"I love this book…Bishop writes with Tina Fey snark, Mary Karr toughness, and Zadie Smith soul. You owe it to yourself to get your digital mitts on this e-book. Love, loss, hot tears, cold pizza; resentment, redemption, and the sweet rescue of enduring friendships. Oh, yeah...and enough funny stuff about yoga to almost make us forget how damned good it is for body and soul." —Bruce Cummings, former writer and senior producer, NBC Nightly News

Alex thought she had married the man of her dreams: successful, gorgeous, and delighted by her small-town charm. When he walks out six months later, proclaiming to have "found himself" (with the help of a stunning yoga teacher), she "finds herself" alone in an unfamiliar city, vengefully drinking through his prized wine collection, living on takeout, and refusing to answer the door. When this fails to cure her broken heart and bruised ego, she reluctantly allows her new friends to intervene. Slowly, Alex learns to define success on her own terms; she discovers the secret to love in all its forms, and the perfect flying crow pose, one breath at a time.
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Editorial Reviews

Former writer and senior producer, NBC Nightly News - Bruce Cummings
I love this book…Bishop writes with Tina Fey snark, Mary Karr toughness, and Zadie Smith soul. You owe it to yourself to get your digital mitts on this e-book. Love, loss, hot tears, cold pizza; resentment, redemption, and the sweet rescue of enduring friendships. Oh, yeah...and enough funny stuff about yoga to almost make us forget how damned good it is for body and soul.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016021812
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 174,347
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kate Bishop is the collective spirit of three friends with a shared passion for writing, yoga and a good, old-fashioned (or New Age) love story. Breathe was inspired by their experiences both on and off the mat and was born of a genuine desire to throw some love, light and laughter into the mix.

Kristin Tone graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Education from Lesley University. A yoga teacher and an educator, she currently teaches at PS1 Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA.

Talie Kattwinkel earned a degree in Women’s Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. She currently specializes in bodywork and healing.

Bridget Evans attended the University of Maryland where she studied education. She taught in the Marin County school system for ten years and co-created OUTWORD, an outdoor writing program for children. She is also a yoga teacher. All three women are mothers to small children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    The perfect beach or airplane read - a total page turner. You ar

    The perfect beach or airplane read - a total page turner. You are completely sucked in...and left wanting more!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Inspiring, insightful, funny

    I dont write alot of reviews, however after finishing this in a day and still thinking about it the next, I had to. Alex is so relatable for many women who tend to lose who they really are. She is funny, inspiring and stronger than she realizes. Loved this book..hope to read more from this wonderful author!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    This book was amazing! A great fun, enlightening read! Will ab

    This book was amazing! A great fun, enlightening read! Will absolutely read another book by this author! To see the main character grow through her journey is a great example that we can all move on!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Enjoyed going through the journey of self-discovery with Alex..

    Enjoyed going through the journey of self-discovery with Alex.. This is a great story about what happens when your wold is turned upside down. My only negative was the wish for more romance between Alex and Andy. Can't understand how she resisted this wonderful man. I re-read the Andy parts which were my favorite in the book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Loved this book!!! As a non yogi it has inspired my to give yoga

    Loved this book!!! As a non yogi it has inspired my to give yoga a try. But the yoga aside, its a wonderful story about self-discovery and you are invested in Alex's outcome from the beginning. Couldn't put it down.  Hope we get the chance to learn more about the future of Alex and Andy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Great read!

    This is a great book. There is no crazy drama, no twists or turns, nothing like that. But it's just a really good read. Any woman who has ever been through any kind of crap and risen above it would appreciate this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    So entertaining!

    This book is fun and endearing. It really has insight into dealing with the"messes" in life relationships and a candid look at finding yourself. LOVE the playfulness and the depth of characters! Cute read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2014

    I don't usually write reviews great book, looking forward to the

    I don't usually write reviews great book, looking forward to the next one. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    A GOOD READ

    This a great read in between heavier books. I related to the yoga references

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    all right

    It was all right. Unbelievable in many parts. Forget yoga. The main character needs to learn how to communicate. Going in the archives.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    a good story...too much yoga if you are not a yoga aficionado...

    a good story...too much yoga if you are not a yoga aficionado....which i am not....namaste!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Really sweet book

    The yoga theme works well. Fun quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    Perfect for a lazy day

    Light reading love story that entertains.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Great Read

    Thank you Kate Bishop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Very enjoyable book

    Never review books. This was a great read without all of the explicit sex scenes which add nothing to a storyline. The fun characters and realistic situations they face made it a winner for me.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    Great book! Felt sorry for Alex. She thought she had the perfec

    Great book! Felt sorry for Alex. She thought she had the perfect marriage and then Tripp blindsides her!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    A little predictable and boring

    Maybe you have to be a yoga fanatic to really get into this book. I did manage to finish it and kept waiting for something really emotional to happen... it didn't.

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  • Posted June 5, 2013

    What's a girl to do when a whirlwind romance of five months lead

    What's a girl to do when a whirlwind romance of five months leads to marriage only to end six months later when her husband leaves her for his yoga instructor?




    When twenty-five year old Alex met forty year old Tripp Edwards at an Oregon ski resort, she was swept off her feet by the man of her dreams. But her world got turned upside down six short months later when Tripp walks out on her after finding his "Authentic Self" and true path in life through the practice of yoga. Alex is heartbroken and descends into a month long depression hiding away from life, drinking bottle after bottle of wine from Tripp's wine collection and eating pizza. Displaced and feeling lost, with the help of good friends, her family, and her lovable one eared dog named Billy, Alex embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads her to give yoga a try, while discovering how to love herself and enjoy what life has to offer.




    Breathe was such a fun book to read! The three friends who make up the persona of author Kate Bishop weaves an entertaining tale of one woman's journey of self-discovery after her short-lived marriage ends. Written in the first person narrative and set in Marin County, California, Alex Edwards takes the reader along on her zany adventure as she learns to rebuild her life after her husband Tripp leaves her to follow a new life path he discovered through practicing yoga.




    This book has a plethora of interesting yoga information interwoven throughout the story that will peak the interest of the reader, especially those who already practice yoga or may have an interest in learning about it. I found myself considering looking more deeply into the practice of yoga, especially if it will enrich my life!




    This is a lighthearted story that is funny and insightful. It's not just a story about moving on and finding a new love, it is also a story about discovering who you are and learning how to love yourself while in the process of living and enjoying your life. I really enjoyed following Alex's journey as she learned to cope with Tripp leaving her, and the transformation that occurred within her through the process of self-discovery and the practice of yoga.




    Alex is a sassy woman who the reader reader can relate to, her journey has a mixture of humor, romantic and inspirational moments. So take some calming moments to read Breathe, immerse yourself in Alex's world as she embarks on her journey, it will help you find your center too! 

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Not at all what I expected...

    I don't write reviews but this was a fabulous book...I laughed, cried and got frustrated with the main character. I found truth in her life and recognized myself in her craziness. These ladies wrote a wonderful story...I hope to see more from the collective called Kate Bishop. Great job ladies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Entertaining and refreshing

    An engaging love story that lightheartedly shares spiritual wisdom and the importance of opening one's heart to the truths within. It was a delight to read.

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