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Mrs. Bridge

By Evan S. Connell and James Salter
Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell and James Salter digital book - Fable

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Publisher Description

National Book Award Finalist
The basis for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990), starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

“A perfect novel . . . economical, piquant, beautiful, true” that chronicles the everyday lives of a well-to-do family in 1930s Kansas through the eyes of its remarkable matriarch (Meg Wolitzer, New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion)

In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events—all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation.
In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are reminded once again why Mrs. Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literature.

3 Reviews

“I read this for a lit class. I found this to be really boring. I wouldn’t say there’s much of a plot because the structure of the book doesn’t call for that. I’m not against not being a plot driven novel but I don’t particularly want to read about every single day of a middle (upper middle?) class white woman’s goings on. There were a couple entertaining chapters, but it wasn’t enough to have me very engaged.”

About Evan S. Connell

Evan S. Connell was the author of eighteen books, including Francisco Goya, Deus Lo Volt!, Mrs. Bridge, and Son of the Morning Star. He received numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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