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The Bridge at Valentine by Renee Thompson
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Jun 20, 11


6/19/11 Last night I found myself wondering how Renee did this... go from the idea of two kids from opposing backgrounds to the idea of the bridge cable breaking, but not just breaking - snapping, arcing up slowly, slowly, slashing slashing, slashing downward, the noise of the falling, baahing sheep fading, brother screaming fading, fading...
that one scene keeps replaying in my head, happening so slowly in my mind, yet occuring in an instant were it real... one of those indelible story events...
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Renee Thompson Hope you enjoy it, Roxanne. Thanks for reading!


Roxanne Renee wrote: "Hope you enjoy it, Roxanne. Thanks for reading!"

OMG it's wonderful...like reading Willa Cather...you are just getting up, going through the day, then you lose your breath for moment with some ghastly picture of sheep shredded by wolves or the idea of people not smiling for pictures because their teeth are bad

am reading slower and slower ... I LIKE these people and hate to let them go... great read~


Roxanne Roxanne wrote: "Renee wrote: "Hope you enjoy it, Roxanne. Thanks for reading!"

OMG it's wonderful...like reading Willa Cather...you are just getting up, going through the day, then you lose your breath for mom..."


BTW I SHALL be buying copies as gifts...


Renee Thompson Wow, Roxanne, I'm truly flattered -- what a delight to be compared to Willa Cather! If you do pick up a couple of copies for gifts, let me know; I've got bookplates that match the cover, and will be happy to sign them and send them along.
~Renee


Roxanne how great! thank you

I truly mean it re: Willa Cather. You captured that same feeling as the scene in O Pioneers when, after a good day, the lovers are shot in the apple orchard...that whole scene runs in slow motion... much like the cable on your bridge, arcing up and around...

I was up early to grab a minute with July et al; just as Isaac was looking for Raymond in the barn my phone rang pulling me back to MY life :-) auugh... will continue on now for a few minutes... am loving it


Roxanne just finished it...certainly not a Romeo and Juliet tale...much more than that...one of those quiet, steady, powerful stories that will live on the edge of my mind...


Renee Thompson Thanks again for reading, Roxanne. I sincerely appreciate it, and hope you will keep in touch!

xo Renee


Roxanne absolutely I loved it, truly... there's a plodding about life that you imagine would be true of that time... you think how young the main characters are...then are amazed to think how young their parents are and how hard their life...


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