Elements of Faith: A Catholic Women's Book Club discussion

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Previously Read > October: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

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Julie Davis (juliedhc) The Wikipedia summary: The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge.[1] A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident then goes about inquiring into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of cosmic answer to the question of why each had to die. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928.

Note: I wouldn't read the Wikipedia page unless you want spoilers as the plot summaries usually tell all.


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Julie Davis (juliedhc) Update: I found this book provided much food for thought about love and faith and our relationship with others. I am really looking forward to discussing this in the Elements of Faith meeting.


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