Bridge of Sighs Book
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

Bridge of Sighs

  • Author : Richard Russo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267900

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This moving novel follows Louis Charles Lynch (“Lucy”) as he and his wife of forty years are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy is sixty years old and has spent his entire life in Thomaston, New York. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he’s had plenty of reasons not to be—chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive. Yet it was her shrewdness, combined with that Lynch optimism, that had propelled them years ago to the right side of the tracks and created an “empire” of convenience stores about to be passed on to the next generation. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. In fact, the exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the “history” he’s writing of his hometown and family. And with his story interspersed with that of Noonan, the native son who’d fled so long ago, the destinies building up around both of them (and Sarah, too) are relentless, constantly surprising, and utterly revealing. Bridge of Sighs, from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, is a moving novel about small-town America that expands Russo's widely heralded achievement in ways both familiar and astonishing.

The Bridge of Sighs Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Bridge of Sighs

  • Author : Olen Steinhauer
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429981164

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From the author of New York Times bestseller The Tourist... It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia. The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil would like to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide are suspicious or silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world. The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. The Bridge of Sighs is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

Robin Trower   Bridge of Sighs  Songbook  Book

Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs Songbook

  • Author : Robin Trower
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458477248

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). All 8 songs from the 1974 recording by this bluesy psychedelic British guitarist. Includes: About to Begin * Bridge of Sighs * Day of the Eagle * The Fool and Me * In This Place * Lady Love * Little Bit of Sympathy * Too Rolling Stoned. The first Robin Trower songbook ever!

The Artist and the Bridge Book

The Artist and the Bridge

  • Author : John Sweetman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429801952

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First published in 1999, this book explores how, from the stone bridges of neoclassicism which soar out of wild woods to span pastoral valleys to the post-1750 engineer’s bridge with its links to the more industrial landscape, the bridge was a popular feature in painting throughout the period 1700-1920. Why did so many artists choose to portray bridges? In this lavishly illustrated and intriguing book, John Sweetman seeks to answer this question. He traces the history of the bridge in painting and printmaking through a vast range of work, some as familiar as William Etty’s The Bridge of Sighs and Claude Monet’s The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil and others less well known such as Wassily Kandinsky’s Composition IV and C.R.W. Nevinson’s Looking Through the Brooklyn Bridge. Distinctive characteristics emerge revealing the complex role of the bridge as both symbol and metaphor, and as a place of vantage, meeting and separation.

Venetian Stories Book

Venetian Stories

  • Author : Jane Turner Rylands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307429902

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In these brilliantly realized, linked tales, the real Venice is revealed – not the iconic tourist destination the city has become, but the mysterious society that resides behind its elegant doors and shuttered windows. With a sly and affectionate delicacy, Jane Turner Rylands, an American expatriate who has lived in Venice for thirty years, portrays a dozen Venetians– a construction foreman, a countess, a gondolier, a postman, an architect, a Baronessa, an English lord – as they pursue their respective interests. And in turn, through the perspective of those who live and work in this most alluring of cities, Venetian Stories illuminates canals and palazzos, churches and gondolas, large concerns and small rituals, with an uncommon intimacy.

Empire Falls Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Empire Falls

  • Author : Richard Russo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307809889

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • The bestselling author of Nobody's Fool and Straight Man delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace. “Rich, humorous ... Mr. Russo’s most seductive book thus far.” —The New York Times Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself.

Bridge of Souls  City of Ghosts  3  Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Bridge of Souls City of Ghosts 3

  • Author : Victoria Schwab
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338574883

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Victoria ("V. E.") Schwab, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, invites readers to haunted New Orleans in this third installment of her thrillingly spooky City of Ghosts series! Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows . . .Unless it's the other way around?Cass thinks she might have this ghost-hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while traveling for her parents' TV show.But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colorful, grisly local legends. And the city's biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.

Gondola Book


  • Author : Donna Leon
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802192523

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The international bestselling author delivers “a delightful look at the gondola as cultural icon, marvel of construction and object of romance and mystery” (Judith Malafronte, Opera News). Of all the trademarks of Venice—and there are many, from the gilded Basilica of San Marco to the melancholy Bridge of Sighs—none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. In Gondola, the acclaimed “American with the Venetian heart,” tells the fascinating story of this famous boat, complete with gorgeous full-color illustrations (The Washington Post). First used in medieval Venice as a deftly maneuverable getaway boat, the gondola evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure palace, bedecked in silk, that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite. Sumptuary laws turned it black—a gleaming, elegant hue for a boat manned by robust gondolieri in their iconic black-and-white-striped shirts and straw hats. Each boat is carefully fashioned in a maestro’s workshop—though Leon also recounts a tale of an American friend who attempted to make a gondola all on his own. Once its arched prow pushes off from the dock, the single Venetian at its oar just might break out in a barcarole, the popular songs sung by gondolieri. Please note this ebook edition does not include audio recordings.

Across the Bridge of Sighs Book

Across the Bridge of Sighs

  • Author : Jane Turner Rylands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307424600

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From the author of the acclaimed Venetian Stories, a captivating new collection about Venice from the perspective of its residents. A professor writes lectures on Venetian literature for American millionaires. A baroness falls in love with the architect restoring the ancient palazzo of her husband’s family. An ambitious gallery owner sells a young artist’s work faster than he can paint it. A salesman finds a way to trip up a narcissistic race car driver who seems to be able to get away with anything. As her characters negotiate the conflict between tradition and a rapidly changing city, Jane Turner Rylands draws us deep into a society all but unknown to outsiders.

How Do Bridges Work  Book

How Do Bridges Work

  • Author : Roman Belyaev
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04
  • Genre: Bridge
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1911509896

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Why were bridges invented? What did the first bridges look like? How do they stay up, and why are there so many different designs? From architecture to engineering (and other STEM subjects!), scale new heights on an enchanting journey with the school children in this book to discover answers to these questions along with other fascinating facts about bridges and how they work. Written and illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and STEAM Children's Book prize winner, Roman Belyaev.

The Vienna Assignment Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Vienna Assignment

  • Author : Olen Steinhauer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-08
  • Genre: Defectors
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007333929

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Krimi. A member of the homicide department of the people's militia, State Security Officer Brano Sev is sent to the village of his birth to interrogate a potential defector, but his mission is complicated by a murder in which he becomes the prime suspect

Dan Cruickshank   s Bridges  Heroic Designs that Changed the World Book

Dan Cruickshank s Bridges Heroic Designs that Changed the World

  • Author : Dan Cruickshank
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2010-10-28
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007412334

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Dan Cruickshank’s personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world – bridges.

Putney Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Sofka Zinovieff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062847591

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In the spirit of Zoë Heller’s Notes on a Scandal and Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher, an explosive and thought-provoking novel about the far-reaching repercussions of an illicit relationship between a young girl and a man twenty years her senior. A rising star in the London arts scene of the early 1970s, gifted composer Ralph Boyd is approached by renowned novelist Edmund Greenslay to score a stage adaptation of his most famous work. Welcomed into Greenslay’s sprawling bohemian house in Putney, an artistic and prosperous district in southwest London, the musical wunderkind is introduced to Edmund’s activist wife Ellie, his aloof son Theo, and his nine-year old daughter Daphne, who quickly becomes Ralph’s muse. Ralph showers Daphne with tokens of his affection—clandestine gifts and secret notes. In a home that is exciting but often lonely, Daphne finds Ralph to be a dazzling companion, and while he worships her, he doesn't touch her. Their bond remains strong even after Ralph becomes a husband and father. But in the summer of 1976, when Ralph accompanies thirteen-year-old Daphne alone to meet her parents in Greece, their relationship intensifies irrevocably. One person knows of their passionate trysts: Daphne’s best friend Jane, whose awe of the intoxicating Greenslay family ensures her silence. Forty years later Daphne is back in London. After years lost to decadence and drug abuse, she is struggling to create a normal, stable life for herself and her adolescent daughter. When circumstances bring her back in touch with her long-lost friend, Jane, their reunion inevitably turns to Ralph, now a world-famous musician also living in the city. Daphne’s recollections of her childhood and her growing anxiety over her own daughter eventually lead to an explosive realization that propels her to confront Ralph and their years together. Told from three diverse viewpoints—victim, perpetrator, and witness—Putney is a subtle and powerful novel about consent, age

Not Long for this World Book

Not Long for this World

  • Author : August Derleth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435002063774

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The Bridge Book

The Bridge

  • Author : Jill Cox
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0998220000

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Meredith Sullivan has three goals: Win the Beckett Scholarship to study abroad. Move to Paris for a year. Leave boy-next-door Drew Sutton (and her ridiculous heart) behind. There's only one problem: Pete Russell. Yes, he speaks French like a native, but he's boorish and snarky with a penchant for unflattering nicknames. So when Pete shows up on her flight to Paris, Meredith starts to wonder if that scholarship covers a year in Antarctica instead. But as the autumn leaves begin to fall in the City of Light, Meredith learns a thousand things about Pete she never knew. And to her surprise, she's suddenly torn between the future she'd always imagined with Drew and a new path with the kindred spirit she never saw coming. Because sometimes, what you don't know about a person has already changed your life. THE BRIDGE is a sweet contemporary romance, perfect for fans of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE or L. M. Montgomery's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.