Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bridges - A tale of Niagara” as Want to Read:
Bridges - A tale of Niagara
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bridges - A tale of Niagara

by
4.34  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
When a faded picture sets in motion a perilous journey for five young men, they not only encounter harrowing adventure in the forbidden Niagara Gorge, but are forced to confront the swirling illusions of the world they knew changing their lives forever. 'Bridges brings together a series of historical events, in a twist of mystery and revelation with a group of 1962 teenage ...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published February 24th 2011
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bridges - A tale of Niagara, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bridges - A tale of Niagara

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Rick F.
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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!!
A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READ
RICK FRIEDMAN
FOUNDER
Melissa Storm
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
...more
Pavarti Tyler
Jun 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Leigh Ann
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
B.C. Young
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
W.E. Linde
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Orlando
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 O.
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Jan
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-bought
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
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
4620088
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
More about D.K. LeVick...
“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
More quotes…