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The Bridge Club [Paperback]

Patricia Sands
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Aug. 25 2010
Where can you find a story about friendship, laughter and the good things in life that also touches on alcoholism, infidelity, porn addiction, terminal illness and grief? For most women, it’s often within their own circle of friends. Author Patricia Sands reminds us of the complexities of women’s friendships in her new book, The Bridge Club, a moving tale of eight women whose lives intersect once a month initially to play the game of bridge. What began as one night turns into four decades that span the segments of a woman’s journey from youthful optimism to embracing the challenges and opportunities presented in life’s later years.

Based loosely on her own bridge club, Sands weaves the reader through a maze of life’s inevitable scenarios as the club bears the death of a member’s spouse, one woman’s meeting with her biological mother, the inevitable marital and health issues, and another’s final chance at freedom from the painful addiction to alcohol through rehab.

“There are many subjects I address in the book that are controversial. Some people may wonder if they were chosen to thicken the plot,” says Sands. “Although I have taken liberties with the actual events, and it is truly a work of fiction, most issues faced by the characters in the book were experienced in my own bridge club. The bottom line of the story is a testament to friendship and hope.”


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Author Patricia Sands reminds us of the complexities of women’s friendships in her new book, The Bridge Club, a moving tale of eight women whose lives intersect once a month initially to play the game of bridge. Experience their journey from youthful optimism to embracing the challenges and opportunities presented in life’s later years. An excellent choice for Book Clubs. --Kathy Scott, Founder, Me And My 1000 Girlfriends, That's Who! February 2011

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Where can you find a story about friendship, laughter and the good things in life that also touches on alcoholism, infidelity, porn addiction, terminal illness and grief? For most women, it’s often within their own circle of friends. Author Patricia Sands reminds us of the complexities of women’s friendships in her new book, The Bridge Club, a moving tale of eight women whose lives intersect once a month initially to play the game of bridge. What began as one night turns into four decades that span the segments of a woman’s journey from youthful optimism to embracing the challenges and opportunities presented in life’s later years. Based loosely on her own bridge club, Sands weaves the reader through a maze of life’s inevitable scenarios as the club bears the death of a member’s spouse, one woman’s meeting with her biological mother, the inevitable marital and health issues, and another’s final chance at freedom from the painful addiction to alcohol through rehab. “There are many subjects I address in the book that are controversial. Some people may wonder if they were chosen to thicken the plot,” says Sands. “Although I have taken liberties with the actual events, and it is truly a work of fiction, most issues faced by the characters in the book were experienced in my own bridge club. The bottom line of the story is a testament to friendship and hope.” The final chapter of The Bridge Club challenges our principles as one woman begins to descend into dementia. It’s the PERFECT book club choice.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a great read Nov. 19 2010
By Jan
Format:Paperback
A wonderful collection of life stories, culminating in one that sends all of us into a soul searching place to contemplate what our choice would be. Thought provoking, insightful and a true celebration of women and friends. Congratulations to Patricia Sands on a warm, compassionate and meaningful first novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book June 25 2014
By Dianne
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved these women, and after I finished reading the book, I missed them. This book was about friendship, and support through thick and thin. There were no superheroes but rather smart competent caring women who supported one another through some painful events in their lives.

Through Patricia's words , I made a connection to each of these lovely ladies, shared in their pain and cheered them on. Her descriptions of the Toronto area, painted pictures for me and I felt I was there.

This book is a thoughtful, insightful look at not only the 8 women but also made me reflect - on what I would do in such a situation.
Thank you Patricia for letting us in on the BC - how lucky these women were to have one another.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What wonderful leading ladies! April 20 2012
Format:Paperback
What a wonderful book exploring the enduring friendships of a group of women through 4 decades of their every changing lives. Their loyalty throughout the most difficult of situations is strong and their love for one another equally strong. These women all come from a variety of backgrounds and each is met with an event in their life where they call upon The Bridge club to help and support them during difficult times. There is never any question that each of the women will be there for one another.
I loved this book. It reminded me of the special friendship I share with a group of girlfriends. I hope we will remain as full of fun and have such a love of life as these wonderful women do in this great book. A real tear-jerker too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fly on the wall. Dec 18 2010
By Dave
Format:Paperback
If you have ever wanted to be a proverbial fly on the wall in a room with eight women, this is the book for you.
However, it may not be what you are thinking. The Bridge Club is a book about eight women who have known each other for 40+ years. Each chapter of the book details one of the women's personal issues, the subjects of which range from personal family challenges, to life threatening illnesses, to grief counseling and untimately to the subject of taking one's own life. The stories are emotional and riveting. Read and enjoy. Well done Pat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book of friendship. March 2 2014
By lin01
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. It would be so nice to have such a long standing group of girl friends. A group that basically grow up together through all the changes that life hands us, both good and bad. Friends to cry with, laugh with, confide in. Friends who understand and support in a way a husband just can't. I wish I was part of this Bridge Club...even though I don't play bridge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story about Friendship July 24 2011
Format:Paperback
The Bridge Club by Patricia Sands is a story about eight 60 something Women set over forty years. Brought together with their passion of Bridge and so the Club is established. Fate takes hold of each of the 8 ladies in different ways and their friendship is tested every time. They remain loyal, don't judge each other and offer the ultimate support when needed.

The books starts at the end. You get a taste of what is to come and the ultimate test of friendship is brought to them. Eight chapters are dedicated in turn to each one of the 8 ladies where you are transported to their most important time in their life and they remember the feelings and support they gave each other. Their "one for all and all for one " mantra uniting them in their individual struggles. Drinks, laughter and tears will help them work through their beliefs and values.

I wondered when I got this book if I would be able to connect with a group of ladies with a love of Bridge, not being able to play etc! Like it says on the front of the cover, ..it was never just about the cards. This book is so much more than a group playing bridge. This is a story of hope and sorrow. Friendships tested but always the first place each lady comes when in times of trouble/need or reassurance.

Beautifully written, Patricia introduces you to each Character dedicating a chapter to each one but still showing the closeness of the friendships through out. This book will have you laughing with them but also reaching for a tissue and the struggles they all endure. To me the ending was perfect and I totaly understood the direction that Patricia took and why. Loved the Bridge card display at the end of each chapter with a heading so fitting to what you have just read, lovely touch.

A thought provoking read for anyone, whatever age, who has close friendships that mean the world to them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulus Read About the Card Game of Life June 10 2011
Format:Paperback
When life throws you a deck of cards it is never really about the hand you're dealt but how you wish to read the cards that counts most in our journey.

What an extraordinary book. From the first word till the last, Ms Sands carry you through the adventures of 8 fabulously wonderful women. These women have been together from the very beginning as bridge partners. They each have their own lives but once under the same roof with the cards dealt in front of them they become a group of friends so tightly entwined that they form their own world.

As I read each amazing story of the individual woman's SOS, I felt I belonged to this group from the beginning. As each woman poured her heart and soul out to the group, I kept waiting for a call, "All for one and one for all!" Each bridge member's lament is universal in nature. There isn't a story that you can't relate to in one-way or another; personally knowing someone you love who is or has struggled with the same challenge or just have heard it through the grapevine. Whatever way you relate to each woman's story, you cannot help but feel compassion and empathy for each situation recalled. I laughed when they laughed, I cried with their tears and my heart ached in rhythm with the group.

Every member of the Bridge Club treats each story told, in its authenticity. Each woman steadfastly remains in her power, never straying from her convictions and beliefs when offering solace for the problem at hand. Every woman had the precious luxury of having 8 sets of shoulders to lean on and 16 hands to help lighten the load of each situation. Every woman in this world would be so lucky to grow old in their journey with such a marvelous support group.
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