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The Other Side of the Bridge



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Author
Lawson, Mary
Descriptors
Affairs
Boyhood
Brothers
Farm Life
Friendship
World War II
Young Men
Location/Setting:
Canada
Time Period:
1930s
1940s
1950s
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Summary
Two very different brothers, the quiet and strong Arthur and the handsome and insidious Jake Dunn, grow up in the northern town of Struan, Ontario during the Depression, and their intense sibling rivalry follows them into their adolescences during the Second World War. Twenty years later, Arthur runs the farm with his beautiful wife Laura and their own children. When Ian, a local high-schooler and son of the town's doctor, gets hired on to help with the farm work, Ian's crush on Laura brings alive events from the past--eventually leading to disaster.
Critique
Slow-building suspense and shifts in narrators and time make it hard to put down this novel about family, love and loss. Highly recommend.
ISBN
0385340370
  iBistro
# of Pages
304
Published
2006
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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