Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's Virtual Non-Fiction Book Club selection, The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. Books are available in eBook and audiobook format from Hoopla using your Wauconda Area Library card. If you need help accessing Hoopla, please reach out to Kelly Kuningas at email@example.com.
Once we are closer to the date of the meeting, you will receive a separate email with the Zoom link to join the discussion. We are looking forward to reading and discussing with you!
“Lerner’s memoir makes a case for spending time together under the rules of neutrality imposed by a game, and approach to living that refrains from over-sharing and outward complaining to concentrate on the task at hand. The bridge ladies are there for one another, even as they keep their feelings to themselves and play on.” (New York Times Book Review)
“A heartfelt and affecting memoir.” (Washington Post)
“In her absorbing memoir, Lerner probes marriage, career, motherhood, depression, aging, death, religion and sex, discovering that, although the Bridge Ladies’ generation differs from hers, they share common values of love and kinship. This beautifully written, bittersweet story of ladies of a certain age and era will have wide appeal.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“A book for two generations.” (Dallas Morning News)
“The Bridge Ladies is an uplifting account of a baby boomer’s attempt to understand her mother’s generation. Lerner never lets herself off the hook, either, and the result is candid, fresh and enlightening.” (Providence Journal)