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Bridges: A Tale of Niagara

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The ice bridge of Niagara Falls steeped in history, fraught with tragedy, challenged by daredevils, lures five young men from the world they know into the mysterious Niagara Gorge. After an encounter with the mighty Falls, they emerge in a struggle of life and death with a Niagara they never knew existed. Peeling back time, meet the hermit living on the Falls in a quest to ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Langdon Street Press (first published February 24th 2011)
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Rick F.
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
"The ice bridge of Niagara Falls-steeped in history, fraught with tragedy, challenged by daredevils, lures five young men from the world they know into the mysterious Niagara Gorge" A TALE SO HEARTWRENCHING AND TOUCHING- THE AUTHOR'S DEDICATION TO GETTING THIS MOST WORTHY TALE RIGHT- RESEARCH WAS OBVIOUSLY INTENSE- DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK!!
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Nature—it is both majestic and deadly, subjugated and unconquerable, mysterious and comprehendible. Niagara Falls in particular holds many secrets just beneath its surface.

Five boys decide to challenge Niagara after seeing an old photograph on the wall of their favorite hangout. Several nineteenth century pedestrians stand just before the falls on an ice bridge, the shop’s proprietor Ol’ Gordy explains. In the winter, the surface freezes over, but the rapids continue to rush agitatedly beneath t
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Pavarti Tyler
Jun 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history, fiction, niagra, 60s, historical fiction
Recommended to Pavarti by: dk levick
Shelves: fiction, first-reads
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as a part of Novel Publicity's Blog Tour program. I am a blog tour host for them but receive no compensation and only participate for the books I want to, there is no requirement for a review or a positive endorsement as a participant in this program.


Bridges - A tale of Niagara is unlike any other historical fiction book I've read. Because it is neither purely historical (in the sense that there are huge chunks set in the 60s, but also into centuries pa
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Leigh Ann
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
really enjoyed this book. i liked the mix of history and adventure. i liked the way it ended, too, didn't just leave you to draw your own conclusions.
Desmond Shepherd
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recently, I read the book Bridges ��� A Tale of Niagara by dk LeVick. This excellent book tells the tale of five young men who set out on a perilous journey into the Niagara Gorge. I really enjoyed that the book mixed history and fiction together to bring the story alive, and Niagara Falls alive, too.

As part of the Novel Publicity blog tour for this book, I had the opportunity to ask the the author a few questions about the book. I���d like to thank him for adding more insight into the book.

1. W
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B.C. Young
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recently, I read the book Bridges – A Tale of Niagara by dk LeVick. This excellent book tells the tale of five young men who set out on a perilous journey into the Niagara Gorge. I really enjoyed that the book mixed history and fiction together to bring the story alive, and Niagara Falls alive, too.

As part of the Novel Publicity blog tour for this book, I had the opportunity to ask the the author a few questions about the book. I’d like to thank him for adding more insight into the book.

1. What
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W.E. Linde
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In a coming of age tale filled with action and mystery, D.K. LeVick’s Bridges tells the story of five young men who – in an attempt to find adventure – instead find themselves swept up by the powers of nature into an adventure infinitely more dangerous than they had bargained for. What begins as an ambitious dare to visit the treacherous ice bridge of Niagara Falls quickly deteriorates into a life threatening ordeal where one misstep could easily end in tragedy.

The author, who grew up by Niagar
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Orlando
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
A local restaurant in my home town has pictures on the wall from when the tobacco industry first came to Florida. I look at these pictures and wonder what life was like in those days. I walked into a shop a couple of months ago to drop off two treadmill motors for repair. On the walls, they had pictures from when they first opened shop, which was in the 40's. There were women in dresses and men with nice shirts repairing small motors on their benches. When they took us to the back the scene was ...more
Jenny Orozco
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wednesday, June 1, 2011Review: dk LeVick's Bridges: A Tale of Niagara
Bridges

by dk LeVick

Langdon Street Press

340 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9846205-4-8

"...it was at that moment in my life that I understood that great things don't usually happen to great people. Things happen to regular people and great people emerge."

February 1962-- Five teenage boys bound together by nothing more than circumstance and their mutual awe and curiosity about Niagara Falls decide to embark on a perilous journey to the treache
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Jan
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this story. Its a fiction based on some facts type of story but at times I kept wondering if this was really a memoir I was reading. Its a story about 5 young boys growing up near Niagara Falls and the trouble they get into. LeVick weaves in historical pieces about Niagara Falls throughout the story in separate little short story chapters, some which may be fictional and its hard to tell for sure. I found it interesting how the boy's tied in to some of those historical stories. ...more
M.B. Mulhall
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bridges a Tale of Niagara was a great story interweaving fact and fiction. With a Stand by Me kind of feel, I was pulled right in and was excited and nervous (!) to see what the boys were going to do. I really enjoyed how the history of the falls was woven into the tale as Ol’ Gordy reminisced about the pictures on his wall. It was a clever way to work in some of the fascinating tales that go along with the majestic falls. I think this book will appeal too many of all ages. Adults can look back ...more
Grace Lacca
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed watching this book come to be a reality. It is a work from the heart of the writer who has spent many years personally experiencing the wonder of the Niagara Gorge & has given us a chance to experience the excitement of the journey. The story of the young boys in the early 60's is of personal interest to me as I grew up at that time also. It's very hard to put the book down as you'll want to find out what is going to happen next. The chapters are short enough for easy reading. ...more
Mary Beeson
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in three days, I had a hard time putting it down! I always thought there was a hook to keep you reading, what is going to happen next, is this the end, what are they going to do, or did they really just do that???
the struggle of the characters were relatable, although they were struggling with a whole different problem they still had to find a solution to what was left facing them.
I've been to Niagara many times, we used to go at least once a year some times more often, I was t
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K.P. Vorenberg
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am sorry I delayed reading this book for so long. It has been on my wish list for several years and my husband gifted me with a copy of it this Christmas. Congratulations to the author for a great read packed with adventure, tension, historical insights, and development of characters. Visiting Niagara Falls was a wondrous experience for me thirty-eight years ago. The Great Lakes have special meaning for me since I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. This book only served to enhance those memor ...more
Laura
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
History, legends, ice, snow and Niagara Falls.
Paths I hike and the river that defines the essence of this town where I live.
This author was able to give me a bit more understanding of history.
I briefly glimpse of the different perspectives of the same history
--native american contrasted with British;
--Slaves fleeing in fear for a place of safety
and this left me wanting to read and learn more...
Dorothy Stacy
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was fabulous. The writing was excellent with great descriptions throughout the book. The story of the boys was so riveting I could not put it down until I was done. The side stories were very interesting too. I also loved the cover design. Reminded me of my HS days.
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Being born and raised in the Niagara Frontier, I grew up on the Upper Niagara River and spent my formative years as a ‘river rat’, not in awe, but in fear of the mighty Cataract, viewing it as a threat to my Upper river escapades. More than once, myself and my fellow rates barely escaped the swift current while tubing down the river or fishing off of Navy Island in a rubber raft. The Falls was not ...more
“By the time we began to understand enough about what the world to ask the right questions, our visit is over, and someone else is visiting, asking the same questions.” 16 likes
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