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Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
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Apr 26, 13

bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, usa-contemporary
Read in June, 2008

Reading this book is like slipping on your favorite pair of jeans- the ones you never wash to keep them perfect softly and loose, donning a beloved sweatshirt and thinking "I wish I lived the sort of life that I could wear these clothes every day..." Meaning that (if you like Russo, of course) these characters, this setting, the storyline are so comforting and familiar- it's like coming home.

Which isn't to say that there aren't surprises, that it isn't fresh, nuanced and captivating. It's a been a definite page turner for me- only work and the other vagaries of life have kept me from finishing it over the weekend.
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Kristine I'm a huge Russo fan! Have you read Empire Falls?


Steve I'm glad to see this one getting praise. It seemed underappreciated coming on the heels of his Pulitzer. Great review!


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Suzanne Your simile is wonderful. Great book too.


Will Byrnes I love Russo and this is a gem.


Julie So lovely to see this popping up again, years after reading (and kinda sort reviewing - just warming up my critique chops in those days!). My husband took it down from the shelf this week, so there must be a Russo vibe in the air!


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