The Bridge Club

Paperback | August 25, 2010

byPatricia Sands

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For more than forty years, the mantra of the eight women in the Bridge Club has been "one for all and all for one." Beginning their monthly soiree in the psychedelic Sixties, unpredicted twists of fate weave through the good times and strong friendship they share as the years pass. The constant from one decade to the next is loyal and nonjudgmental support, even when agreeing to disagree is the final solution. From the exhilarating cultural changes of their early times together through the "zoomer" years, their connection never falters.

As they celebrate turning sixty (give or take a year) at a group birthday weekend, each woman recalls a challenging time in her life when the Bridge Club came to the rescue. After tossing around ideas mixed with a generous helping of common sense and a large dose of laughter they decide to refer to that time as their "SOS". Eight chapters document each one''s story.

Everything is put into perspective and the strength of their friendship is truly tested when one of these women faces a life-altering decision. Her choice profoundly affects all members of the group, pushing the limits of their beliefs and values. The unique alliance they share is confronted with a crisis none of them might have imagined.

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For more than forty years, the mantra of the eight women in the Bridge Club has been "one for all and all for one." Beginning their monthly soiree in the psychedelic Sixties, unpredicted twists of fate weave through the good times and strong friendship they share as the years pass. The constant from one decade to the next is loyal and nonjudgmental support, even when agreeing to disagree is the fi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:August 25, 2010Publisher:IuniverseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1450241352

ISBN - 13:9781450241359

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read I enjoyed this book about a group of women who maintained their close friendships throughout the ups and downs of their lives. The bridge is incidental to the story!
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A terrific debut novel The Bridge Club isn't so much about bridge as it is about friends who endure together and support each other through life's various difficulties. We should all be so lucky to have such a group of friends in our travails - men and women both.
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous read about friendship If you have special friends in your life, you love this novel about the intertwined lives of a group of women.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A super read! I was a bit reluctant to read this first novel as I don't play bridge and I'm a guy. To me, this book with its partly pink cover looked like a novel exclusively for women. But, I was wrong. Its basic message is friendship and the very strong bond among a group of women, who just happen to play bridge. Patricia has developed strong and very interesting characters, writes beautifully, and has written a novel that is hard to put down. Although her women experience life challenges, such as alcoholism, Internet porn addiction, infidelity, cancer, and terminal illness, I've experienced many of the same concerns among my male friends. As a result, this novel should be read by ANYONE who loves great writing and a "can't-put-down" story! I can't wait to read Patricia's next novel.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Title A must read. Beautifully constructed life stories of several women touching almost all aspect of life. Masterful ending! Bravo Patricia!
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great thought-provoking read! Anyone who has ever had a close group of friends will be able to relate to the way the ladies in the Bridge Club provide a safe place to share the challenges life throws in their path. Readers will find themselves engaged by the challenges the ladies face, all of which will have touched you or someone you know. Great addition to any book club!
Date published: 2012-12-04