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The Resource Bridge of sighs, Richard Russo

Bridge of sighs, Richard Russo

Label
Bridge of sighs
Title
Bridge of sighs
Statement of responsibility
Richard Russo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Louis Charles ("Lucy") Lynch has spent all his sixty years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for forty of them, their son now a grown man. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he's had plenty of reasons not to be -- chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive. Yet it was her shrewdness, combined with that Lynch optimism, that had propelled them years ago to the right side of the tracks and created an "empire" of convenience stores about to be passed on to the next generation. Lucy and Sarah are also preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy, where his oldest friend, a renowned painter, has exiled himself far from anything they'd known in childhood. In fact, the exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the "history" he's writing of his hometown and family. And with his story interspersed with that of Noonan, the native son who'd fled so long ago, the destinies building up around both of them (and Sarah, too) are relentless, constantly surprising, and utterly revealing. BRIDGE OF SIGHS is classic Russo, coursing with small-town rhythms and the claims of family, yet it is brilliantly enlarged by an expatriate whose motivations and experiences -- often contrary, sometimes not -- prove every bit as mesmerizing as they resonate through these richly different lives. Here is a town, as well as a world, defined by magnificent and nearly devastating contradictions
Summary
After sixty years of living in the upstate New York town of Thomaston, Louis Charles and his wife of forty years, Sarah, prepare for a trip to Italy to visit Louis' childhood friend, an artist who had fled his hometown many years earlier
Tone
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
181229
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russo, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.U812
LC item number
B75 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • New York (State)
  • Italy
  • Friendship
  • Lifestyles
Target audience
adult
Label
Bridge of sighs, Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780375414954
Lccn
2007027970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 148836193
  • (OCoLC)148836193
Label
Bridge of sighs, Richard Russo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780375414954
Lccn
2007027970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 148836193
  • (OCoLC)148836193

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