The Bridge Ladies
- A Memoir
- Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
- Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-03-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she gets instead are the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she sees something her generation lacks. Facebook is great, but it won't deliver a pot roast.
Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had.
By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won - but never-too-late - bond between mother and daughter.
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By DIANE on 06-05-17
This story transcended the actual account of the Bridge Ladies of which Betsy's mom was a member. There was an onion peeled back layer by layer, exposing the delicate intricacies of her relationship with her mother, and her mother's pain, secrets and triumphs. The characters are pithy and significant, each with her own story. I'm glad I didn't miss this book because it's a treasure.
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By carole on 03-31-17
What a wonderful book for anyone who has ever played Bridge or whose mother was a Bridge player! A lovely memoir and a wonderful perspective on how Bridge is more than playing cards. The story was great, the narrator was excellent.
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