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The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner

The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner

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The Bridge Ladies:  A Memoir by Betsy Lerner is a 299-page hardcover published in 2016 by Harper Wave and is a stated first edition.  The dust jacket has a small crinkle to the front flap.  Inside, the book is in very good condition.

Book Summary

After a lifetime of defining herself against her mother's don't ask, don't tell generation, Learner, an enthusiastic member of the sex, drugs, and rock and roll generation, found herself back home in her suburban Connecticut town. It represented everything she had wanted to flee: namely the traditional life her mother stood for. Yet when Roz needed help after surgery, Betsy stepped in. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their faithful visits and home cooked meals, she saw something her own generation lacked: Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast.

Tentatively at first, Betsy became a regular fixture in her mother's Monday bridge club. Before long, she braved the intimidating world of Bridge--a game, she writes, "that well acquaintes you with your deficits:--and fell under its spell.  Unexpectedly, the Bridge Ladies became a Greek chorus, a catalyst for change between Betsy and Roz as they reconciled years of painful misunderstandings and harrowing silences. The bridge table became a common ground they never had.

The result is an unforgettable story of a hard won but never too late bond between mother and daughter.

ISBN:  978-0-06-235446-4

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