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And the Bridge Is Love: A Novel
by David Biro

Published: 2021-10-12T00:0
Paperback : 255 pages
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Three friends, two secrets, one love—and the journey of a lifetime.

Every week for twenty years, three friends meet in a leafy enclosure under the Verrazzano Bridge: Gertie, a feisty Norwegian divorcée and former athlete; Maria, a family-obsessed Italian American widow; and Corinna, ...

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Introduction

Three friends, two secrets, one love—and the journey of a lifetime.

Every week for twenty years, three friends meet in a leafy enclosure under the Verrazzano Bridge: Gertie, a feisty Norwegian divorcée and former athlete; Maria, a family-obsessed Italian American widow; and Corinna, a book-loving, hash-smoking eccentric. Together they sit and watch the sea as the ships—and the last years of their lives—sail by. On the eve of Gertie’s eightieth birthday, they realize that time is running out. Gertie decides she wants to travel the world. Maria secretly plots to reunite Gertie and Corinna with their estranged families. And Corinna falls in love.

As the three women strike out in different directions, a series of events unfolds that threatens to destroy the most precious thing of all: their friendship. Heartfelt and humorous, And the Bridge Is Love invites readers to travel alongside these dynamic women in this inspiring novel about love, family, and forgiveness.

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1. The title of the book comes from a quotation from Thornton Wilder. What is its significance?

2. Friendship and family are strong themes in this novel. Are there times when they come into conflict with each other?

3. The setting -- Bay Ridge, The Temple, The Verrazano Bridge-- looms large in the book. How does it influence the characters and what happens to them?

4. The Professor urges Corinna to seize the day (Carpe Diem). Is this only meaningful for the characters at this particular point in their lives ?

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