Book Reviews of Mrs. Bridge

Mrs. Bridge
Mrs Bridge
Author: Evan S. Connell
ISBN-13: 9780865470569
ISBN-10: 0865470561
Publication Date: 9/1/1990
Pages: 246
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: North Point Press
Book Type: Paperback
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the book is 1 book of 2, and is from her view point. If you saw the moview with Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman this helps explain her personality.
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Biting and sad... an American "Mrs. Dalloway."
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This was like going back in time, and not all the way back to the 40s and 50s of the story, but even just to my own childhood where my mother wore a cocktail dress in the afternoon and my father mixed martinis. This book brought back so many memories--like the days of local society pages that talked about people in one's own city who "seen about town" or "vacationed with the family" in some exotic place like Aspen. A time when boys got into "scuffles" instead of drive-bys. Connell managed to portray the good of that era while laying bare its sexism and racism. Mrs. Bridge is a sympathetic character despite herself. Also, I liked the vignette format. It was fresh.
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I really liked this book. Now if I could only find Mr. Bridge!!