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Evan S. Connell's critically acclaimed novels featuring Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, a clean-cut Kansas City couple who find their traditional roles challenged by a changing world. As adventurous, free-thinking friends introduce new ideas into their household, Mrs. Bridge begins to question the life she has led as one by one her children leave home, but not for the lives she wished for them. Mrs. Bridge feels as if the world she built with her husband is crumbling, brick by brick, but Mr. Bridge remains resolute, a firm believer in his family and his place at the head of the table.

©1959 Evan S. Connell (P)1993, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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At the end I just felt foolish for listening so long. Both people are sketched too lightly to be worth reading.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bridge

I read this some years ago and saw the movie. I thought how perfect Mrs, Bridges’ life was. At that time we had a family and trying to make ends meet. I envied her and her leisurely life. After this reading at age 84, I realize it was truly the journey, the struggle we all faced together that made our lives so rich and complete. Poor Mrs. Bridge had nothing to do but delegate and be a socialite. She felt isolated and useless after the children started growing up. And her husband loved her but was unable to show his emotions. They both suffered.