The bridge ladies: a memoir

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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"--
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subject_facetBridge clubs -- Social aspects -- United States
Electronic books
Female friendship -- United States
Intergenerational relations -- United States
Lerner, Betsy
Literary agents -- United States -- Biography
Mothers and daughters -- United States
Older women -- United States -- Social life and customs
Women bridge players -- United States
title_displayThe bridge ladies : a memoir
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The bridge ladies : a memoir [electronic resource] / Betsy Lerner
title_shortThe bridge ladies
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topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Bridge clubs
Electronic books
Family & Relationships
Female friendship
Intergenerational relations
Lerner, Betsy
Literary agents
Mothers and daughters
Nonfiction
Older women
Social aspects
Social life and customs
Women bridge players