Bridge of Sighs (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 25, 2007 - Fiction - 527 pages
89 Reviews
Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life. He and Sarah, his wife of forty years, are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. Perhaps for this reason Lucy is writing the story of his town, his family, and his own life that makes up this rich and mesmerizing novel, interspersed with that of the native son who left so long ago and has never looked back.

Bridge of Sighs, from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, is a moving novel about small-town America that expands Russo's widely heralded achievement in ways both familiar and astonishing.


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This adds an extra dimension to the storytelling. - LibraryThing
That said, I was a surprised by the ending. - LibraryThing
... one lady said it "didn't have enough plot." - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Ruth Charchian - Goodreads

I haven't read "Empire Falls" yet. Perhaps that's why I loved "Bridge of Sighs." I hadn't been introduced yet to Russo's philosophic writing style. Russo could have written a boring, lazy, tedious ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phrynne - Goodreads

My first book by this author and although it was okay I will not be rushing out just yet to try another one. On the plus side I enjoyed his writing style and his descriptions of life in a small ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
35
Section 3
52
Section 4
83
Section 5
91
Section 6
118
Section 7
131
Section 8
143
Section 14
319
Section 15
324
Section 16
342
Section 17
360
Section 18
384
Section 19
412
Section 20
443
Section 21
458

Section 9
173
Section 10
215
Section 11
255
Section 12
265
Section 13
293
Section 22
464
Section 23
500
Section 24
513
Section 25
529
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About the author (2007)

Richard Russo is the author of Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Straight Man, Nobody's Fool, and Empire Falls, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and a collection of stories, The Whore's Child. He and his wife live in coastal Maine.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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