The Bridge Ladies
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

The Bridge Ladies


  • Author: Betsy Lerner
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1248989 Bytes


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 ...

The Best Mystery & Thriller Books
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Best Mystery & Thriller Books


  • Author: Laura Lippman, Peter Robinson, Charles Todd, Deborah Crombie, Tim Dorsey, Urban Waite, Hallie Ephron, Jennifer McMahon & Lisa Ballantyne
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 9990234 Bytes


New York Times bestselling author and one of the most acclaimed novelists in America today, Laura Lippman, presents The Best Mystery & Thriller eBooks. The perfect download to break in your new device, this free sampler is a curated volume of excerpts from new and upcoming titles from the best Mystery & Thriller authors in the genre. It also includes an excerpt from Laura Lippman's latest novel And When She Was Good and the three bonus short stories that inspired this novel, as well as some insight into the world of Laura Lippman.The Best Mystery & Thriller eBooks includes:An Introduction from Laura LippmanAnd excerpts from:Watching the Dark by Peter RobinsonProof of Guilt by Charles ToddThe Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah CrombieThe Rip...

The Bridge Ladies
Score: 3.5
From 82 Ratings

The Bridge Ladies


  • Author : Betsy Lerner
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062354488


The Bridge Ladies Book Description :

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. Tentativel...

The Bridge Ladies
Score: 3.5
From 82 Ratings

The Bridge Ladies


  • Author : Betsy Lerner
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447272557


The Bridge Ladies Book Description :

For the past fifty years, Monday afternoons in New Haven have always been the same: Roz, Rhoda, Bea, Jackie and Bette - the Bridge Ladies. A card table with four folding chairs (and one dummy seat). A plate of homemade cookies or brownies on the kitchen counter somewhere, largely untouched. And once they begin the game, hours of silence, punctuated only by the sound of cards being plucked up or snapped down. As a child, Betsy Lerner thought the Bridge Ladies were fascinatingly chic, with their frosted hair-dos and shiny nylons. To the teenage Betsy, they seemed hopelessly square. As an adult, working in New York City, they were a relic of her past. But when her husband accepted a job in New Haven, she found herself right back where she started. Sudde...

The Bridge Ladies
Score: 3.5
From 82 Ratings

The Bridge Ladies


  • Author : Betsy Lerner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925479102


The Bridge Ladies Book Description :

"The best book about mothers and daughters I've read in decades, maybe ever." Amy Chua For the past fifty years, Monday afternoons in New Haven have always been the same: Roz, Rhoda, Bea, Jackie and Bette - the Bridge Ladies. A card table with four folding chairs (and one dummy seat). A plate of homemade cookies or brownies on the kitchen counter somewhere, largely untouched. And once they begin the game, hours of silence, punctuated only by the sound of cards being plucked up or snapped down. As a child, Betsy Lerner thought the Bridge Ladies were fascinatingly chic, with their frosted hair-dos and shiny nylons. To the teenage Betsy, they seemed hopelessly square. As an adult, working in New York City, they were a relic of her past. But when her hus...

Two Ladies

Two Ladies


  • Author : Nancy Harris
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-17
  • Genre: Presidents' spouses
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1848428812


Two Ladies Book Description :

A new drama of diplomacy and suspicion about the First Ladies of France and America....

Dinner with Edward
Score: 3.5
From 78 Ratings

Dinner with Edward


  • Author : Isabel Vincent
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616206048


Dinner with Edward Book Description :

A memoir of food and friendship “combining the warm-heartedness of Tuesdays with Morrie with the sensual splendor of Julie and Julia” (Booklist, starred review). Isabel Vincent first arrives at Edward’s New York apartment to check on him as a favor to his daughter. She has no idea that the nonagenarian baking a sublime roast chicken and a light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. But their meeting comes at a moment of transition for each of them: Edward wants nothing more than to follow his late wife to the grave, while Isabel is watching her marriage unravel. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or eve...

Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers

Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers


  • Author : The Editors of Best of Bridge
  • Publisher : Robert Rose
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0778806103


Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers Book Description :

The Best of Bridge ladies are back with another bestseller and 175 simple recipes with gourmet results for every night of the week. Following the success of Sunday Suppers, the Bridge family continues to grow, with two new contributors joining the team to bring us innovative recipes developed in classic Bridge fashion and delivered with signature Bridge humor and wit. Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers serves up 175 recipes that are easy enough for our busy modern lives, are delicious and nourishing as always, and are perfect for sharing with family and friends. The delectable weekday recipes include Smoky Tomato Chickpea Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, Shrimp and Bacon Spinach Salad, Pineapple Pulled Pork Buns, Stovetop Gnocchi and Beef Stew, Rosemar...

The Fog Ladies

The Fog Ladies


  • Author : Susan McCormick
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509227013


The Fog Ladies Book Description :

Young, overworked, overtired, overstressed medical intern Sarah James has no time for sleuthing. Her elderly neighbors, the spunky Fog Ladies, have nothing but time. When, one by one, old ladies die in their elegant apartment building in San Francisco, Sarah assumes it is the natural consequence of growing old. The Fog Ladies assume murder. Mrs. Bridge falls off a stool cleaning bugs out of her kitchen light. Mrs. Talwin hits her head in the bathtub and drowns. Suddenly, the Pacific Heights building is turning over tenants faster than the fog rolls in on a cool San Francisco evening. Sarah resists the Fog Ladies' perseverations. But when one of them falls down the stairs and tells Sarah she was pushed, even Sarah believes evil lurks in their building...

The Forest for the Trees

The Forest for the Trees


  • Author : Betsy Lerner
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509834792


The Forest for the Trees Book Description :

No one is better qualifed to help with the writing process than a passionate editor with years of experience. Betsy Lerner, one of the most admired of American book editors, is such a one - and in this book she shares her editorial wisdom and provides a unique insider's understanding of the publishing process. From her long experience working with successful writers and discovering new voices, Betsy Lerner looks at different writer personality types; addresses the concerns of writers just getting started as well as those stalled mid-career; and describes the publishing process from the thrill of acquisition to the agony of the remainder table. Written with insight, humour and great common sense, this is the ultimate survival kit for writers everywher...

All the Single Ladies
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

All the Single Ladies


  • Author : Rebecca Traister
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476716572


All the Single Ladies Book Description :

"Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a 'dramatic reversal.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman, covering class, race, [and] sexual orientation, and filled with ... anecdotes from ... contemporary and historical figures"--...

Woman on the Edge
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Woman on the Edge


  • Author : Samantha M. Bailey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982126759


Woman on the Edge Book Description :

A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—a debut thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms. She says your name. Then she jumps... In a split second, Morgan Kincaid’s life changes forever. She’s on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train. Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can’t understand how this woman knew her name. The police take Morgan in for questioning...