The Resource The bridge ladies : a memoir, Betsy Lerner

The bridge ladies : a memoir, Betsy Lerner

Label
The bridge ladies : a memoir
Title
The bridge ladies
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Lerner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Betsy
Dewey number
  • 305.2092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.L36795
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lerner, Betsy
  • Literary agents
  • Bridge clubs
  • Women bridge players
  • Female friendship
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Older women
Label
The bridge ladies : a memoir, Betsy Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A private language -- The Manhattan Bridge Club -- The Athenian -- A thousand Bette Cohens -- Bingo -- How I met your father -- What to expect -- Ruffing it -- Welcome to the club -- 1964 -- The finesse -- The revelation of self -- Zig-zag -- Get the kiddies off the street -- The hands of a clock -- Jew in a box -- Bette in flames -- When the student is ready, the teacher appears -- Ash -- The bridge ladies
Control code
ocn923792821
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780062354464
Lccn
2015043022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The bridge ladies : a memoir, Betsy Lerner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A private language -- The Manhattan Bridge Club -- The Athenian -- A thousand Bette Cohens -- Bingo -- How I met your father -- What to expect -- Ruffing it -- Welcome to the club -- 1964 -- The finesse -- The revelation of self -- Zig-zag -- Get the kiddies off the street -- The hands of a clock -- Jew in a box -- Bette in flames -- When the student is ready, the teacher appears -- Ash -- The bridge ladies
Control code
ocn923792821
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780062354464
Lccn
2015043022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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