The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies

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. 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 got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn’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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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Betsy Lerner
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780062354488


The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies

"The best book about mothers and daughters I've read in decades, maybe ever." Amy Chua For the past fifty years, Monday afternoons in New Haven have always been the same: Roz, Rhoda, Bea, Jackie and Bette - the Bridge Ladies. A card table with four folding chairs (and one dummy seat). A plate of homemade cookies or brownies on the kitchen counter somewhere, largely untouched. And once they begin the game, hours of silence, punctuated only by the sound of cards being plucked up or snapped down. As a child, Betsy Lerner thought the Bridge Ladies were fascinatingly chic, with their frosted hair-dos and shiny nylons. To the teenage Betsy, they seemed hopelessly square. As an adult, working in New York City, they were a relic of her past. But when her husband accepted a job in New Haven, she found herself right back where she started. Suddenly, the Bridge Ladies came hurtling back, their Monday lunch and Bridge Club still ongoing. They had accepted their lot in life and were, mostly, grateful. They didn't talk about their problems, much less those involving sex, relationships, or their children. On paper, they were unremarkable, even dull. But once Betsy started really looking at them, she realized that they were anything but. Wildly perceptive and, in turns, hilarious and fearlessly vulnerable, Lerner's memoir is required reading for anyone who has ever had a mother. And it teaches us an important lesson: Facebook may connect us across the world, but social media can't deliver a pot roast and it won't dry your tears. PRAISE FOR THE BRIDGE LADIES "Through the alchemy of a grand game, Betsy Lerner has woven a universal coming of age story for both mother and daughter. A poignant, humorous and often painful struggle through the pageantry of playing cards" Patti Smith, author of Just Kids and M Train "In her absorbing memoir, Lerner probes marriage, career, motherhood, depression, aging, death, religion and sex ... This beautifully written, bittersweet story of ladies of a certain age and era will have wide appeal." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The Bridge Ladies reminded me of Tuesdays with Morrie, except it takes place on Mondays and has five Morries ... I devoured it in one greedy sitting, and started re-reading as soon as I finished." Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Betsy Lerner
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2016-04-26
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 9781925479102


Ladies Of The Canyons

Ladies Of The Canyons

"Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of a group of remarkable women whose lives were transformed by the people and landscape of the American Southwest in the first decades of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Lesley Poling-Kempes
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2015-09-17
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780816524945


The Listen Lady A Novel And Social Media Research Guide Baked Into One

The Listen Lady A Novel And Social Media Research Guide Baked Into One

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Publisher : Annie Pettit
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ISBN : 9781466060357


A Taste Of Bridge

A Taste Of Bridge

Jeff Bayones Honors Bridge Club in New York is the largest in North America, perhaps in the world. This book is based on their beginners course, a series of six lessons that have started thousands of people on the road to enjoying the worlds most popular card game. And no, you wont be able to play bridge when youve read it but if you were to take up tennis, or the piano, how far would six lessons get you? The hope is that the reader will be hooked, and having acquired a taste for bridge, will go on to more comprehensive courses. This one is just to whet the appetite.

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author : Jeff Bayone
Publisher : Master Point Press
Release : 2017-06
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 177140034X


All The Single Ladies

All The Single Ladies

"Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a 'dramatic reversal.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman, covering class, race, [and] sexual orientation, and filled with ... anecdotes from ... contemporary and historical figures"--

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Genre : History
Author : Rebecca Traister
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-10-11
Total Pages : 339 Pages
ISBN : 9781476716572


Dinner With Edward

Dinner With Edward

A memoir of food and friendship “combining the warm-heartedness of Tuesdays with Morrie with the sensual splendor of Julie and Julia” (Booklist, starred review). Isabel Vincent first arrives at Edward’s New York apartment to check on him as a favor to his daughter. She has no idea that the nonagenarian baking a sublime roast chicken and a light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. But their meeting comes at a moment of transition for each of them: Edward wants nothing more than to follow his late wife to the grave, while Isabel is watching her marriage unravel. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward teaches Isabel the art of slowing down, taking the time to think through her own life—cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.” “A rare, beautifully crafted memoir that leaves you exhilarated.” —Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter “This is a memoir to treasure.” —Booklist (starred review)

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Isabel Vincent
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2016-05-24
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9781616206048


The Ladies Book Of Etiquette And Manual Of Politeness

The Ladies Book Of Etiquette And Manual Of Politeness

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Genre : Conduct of life
Author : Florence Hartley
Publisher :
Release : 1876
Total Pages : 340 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951002363255S


Bridge Table Or What S Trump Anyway An Affectionate Look Back At Sociable Bridge And Ladies Lunch

Bridge Table Or What S Trump Anyway An Affectionate Look Back At Sociable Bridge And Ladies Lunch

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Genre : Games
Author : Maggy Simony
Publisher : Booklocker.Com Incorporated
Release : 2009-12-01
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : 1601458339


The Help

The Help

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kathryn Stockett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-02-10
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9781440697661