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ISBN: 1415943079 / ISBN-13: 9781415943076

Bridge of Sighs


A major new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, this story of parents and children, of family both benevolent and malevolent, ... Show synopsis

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  • Bridge of Sighs (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2007)
    by Richard Russo, Arthur Morey (Read by)

    Bridge of Sighs

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape

    ISBN: 1415943079
    ISBN-13: 9781415943076

    Six years after the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning "Empire Falls, " Richard Russo returns with a novel that expands even further his widely heralded achievement. 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 ... Show more

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Reviews of Bridge of Sighs

Overall customer rating: 4.000
by on Sep 8, 2011

unfortunately I neglected to update my address and never received the book. I have since done so. Thank you. Albert Cohen


Great read.

by karson on Jun 6, 2010

Very good book, totally interesting all the way thru. Wonderful for taking to the beach or anytime at all.


Overblown and overlong

by bookclubber on Sep 25, 2008

Although much of the writing is well done, it is about 100 pages too long and in need of an editor. The more interesting characters are not developed while the more shallow ones are over written. The ending seems very contrived and out of character for the story. It does convey a strong sense of living in a small town in post WWII America.


Typical Russo Small Town

by miatalvr on Nov 24, 2007

Richard Russo has pretty much done small town to death, but at least he does it well. Lacking the power of Empire Falls, Bridge of Sighs is weak simply because the characters just aren't very believable. You've got the main character Lucy, who suffers these spells (almost like absence seizures but with a more mystical quality), his wife Sarah (who may or may not be in love with his childhood best friend), the famous artist who got out (aka the best friend), and a whole bunch of other really flat people (son Owen whose marriage is slowly dissolving) etc. The plot line is pretty typical and all the endings are pretty pat, with only one moderately dark underlying current. This was slightly disappointing, because the one thing Russo can really do is surprise the reader with some malevolent side of human nature that comes out of nowhere. However the book is well written, with engaging dialog, and is an easy read.

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