May 082016

The Bridge Ladies cover

The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Wave (May 3, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062354469
ISBN-13: 978-0062354464

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.

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.

I love books about mother/daughter relationships and this book is a winner. The author tells it like it was, the good and the bad.

Her relationship with her mother was strained at times, but when she moves back to be near her mother who needed surgery, she gets to see her as she is with her friends and how they see her when she starts sitting in with her mother’s bridge club ladies.

The book takes you on a journey that many of us would love to go on with our mothers. I know I was close to my mom, but rarely got to spend time with her and her friends. Now I wish I had done it more often.

This book is perfect for all women I think. It’s a quick read and I know I’ll want to pick it up again.


Betsy Lerner AP

Betsy Lerner is the author of The Forest for the Trees and Food and Loathing. She is a recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and the Tony Godwin Prize for Editors, and was selected as one of PEN’s Emerging Writers. Lerner is a partner with the literary agency Dunow, Carlson & Lerner and resides in New Haven, Connecticut.

Find out more about Betsy at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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  6 Responses to “The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner”

  1. I love books like this, too! Will keep an eye out for this one.

  2. This one looks really good! I love books that explore relationships and the mother/daughter relationship is one of the more complex ones. I love that she shows the mother with the friends. So often in books parents are just shown as parents and not as human. I’ll have to look for this one.

  3. This sounds great. Another book for my wishlist!

  4. I just added it to my Goodreads list. Sounds good. Right now I have a plan of which three books I am reading next but…you know how that can change!

  5. I imagine women of all ages could find something to identify with in this book.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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