The Bridge Ladies

The Bridge Ladies


A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.

After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility; what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn’t deliver a pot roast.

Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother’s Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had.

By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won—but never-too-late—bond between mother and daughter.

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  • 001 The Bridge Ladies
    Duration: 36s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duration: 16min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duration: 33min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duration: 11min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duration: 36min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duration: 26min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duration: 08min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duration: 53min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duration: 27min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duration: 18min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duration: 22min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duration: 19min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duration: 13min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duration: 28min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duration: 23min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duration: 14min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duration: 29min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duration: 31min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duration: 30min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duration: 18min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duration: 33min
  • 022 Chapter 20
    Duration: 26min
  • 023 Epilogue
    Duration: 04min
  • 024 Credits
    Duration: 47s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min