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The Bridge Ladies - A Memoir

Betsy Lerner

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won-but never-too-late-bond between mother and daughter.

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won-but never-too-late-bond between mother and daughter.
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A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won-but never-too-late-bond between mother and daughter.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Orlagh Cassidy

Length:

8h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:49