Bridge of Sighs

By Richard Russo
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780099458975)

Publication Date: July 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '08/Winter '09 Reading Group List
“Like some of the best, most compelling works of fiction, sense of place is a character in Russo's Bridge of Sighs. Bridges in upstate New York and, more famously, in Venice set the stage for this rich, fascinating story of families, friends, coming of age, and late-in-life hardships. Book groups will eagerly digest the ordinary details, plus discuss the extraordinary circumstances of real life -- wonderful!”
-- Kathleen Dixon, Islandtime Books & More, Washington Island, WI


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A magnificent, big-hearted new novel and an astounding achievement ("The Boston Globe," this national bestseller is from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Empire Falls."



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  1. Bridge of Sighs alternates two narratives: Lucy's first-person memoir and the story of Robert Noonan. What are the advantages of this structure? How does it affect the way plot unfolds? Does it influence your impressions of the main characters?

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