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Book Information: Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs (2007) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Louis Charles (“Lucy”) Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for forty of them, their son now a grown man. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he’s had plenty of reasons not to be—chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive. Yet it was her shrewdness, combined with that Lynch optimism, that had propelled them years ago to the right side of the tracks and created an “empire” of convenience stores about to be passed on to the next generation. Lucy and Sarah are also preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy, where his oldest friend, a renowned painter, has exiled himself far from anything they’d known in childhood. In fact, the exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the “history” he’s writing of his hometown and family. And with his story interspersed with that of Noonan, the native son who’d fled so long ago, the destinies building up around both of them (and Sarah, too) are relentless, constantly surprising, and utterly revealing.

Original title: Bridge of Sighs
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind

Edition #1: Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "An amiable, witty raconteur who knows all the gossip and the local history as well as some pretty good jokes. Only after you've bought him a beer, shaken his hand, and said goodbye will it occur to you that he's also one of the best novelists around." The New York Times Book Review
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Bridge of Sighs (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780375414954
Dimensions: 6.6 x 9.2 x 1.6
Pages: 544

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