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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
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.See all Product Description
This is a wonderful book that follows 8 unique women, connected through a monthly bridge club, and how that connection impacts their lives over the years. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Darlene Foster
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. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dianne
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... Read morePublished 21 months ago by lin01
A wonderful book for someone 60ish who is from Toronto, but great for anyone that age. You don't even have to know how to play bridge!Published on Aug. 12 2013 by Catherine Stefan
It is funny and sad but shows how girlfriends should always behave towards each other. A good lesson for some.Published on May 5 2013 by Amazon Customer
Reading Patricia Sand's The Bridge Club feels a little like taking a long road trip with a friend, she drives as we listen to her narrate this story of eight female characters, a... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2013 by Claire McAlpine