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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Evan Connell Narrator: Sally Darling Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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India Bridge's house is a prison, her life a collection of redundancies. Overnight, her children have turned into willful, frightening creatures and her husband into an unsolvable enigma. When India tries to reach beyond the limitations around her, she begins to realize the scattered truths that hide themselves in fear and solitude.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 2/14/2014

    " I cannot explain exactly why and do it justice, but I revere this book. It is a portrait of a woman (over her lifetime, but centrally set in the '50s) who never really experiences life or gets to know herself. You get hints in tiny stories of her dull daily life of how she pushes any unsettling feelings out of her conscience and chooses to live in a certain emotional ignorance. The review by Patrick picks up on two things I have forgotten: the word REPRESSION and that Mrs. Bridge's M.O. is trying to be accepted/liked. This book is unlike any other (though I have not yet read Mr. Bridge). I think it would be an excellent book to discuss in a certain type of book group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelbycat | 2/10/2014

    " Such a sad ending :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debs | 2/5/2014

    " See Mr. Bridge. Amazing he could write two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramona Ausubel | 2/5/2014

    " This book is so totally great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/16/2014

    " Eloquently captures the entire person that is Mrs. Bridge through short vignettes; worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/15/2014

    " I read this at least 15 years ago. Difficult for me - so I may read it again when I'm 60 and look back at my feelings about it when I was 40-45. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lezlee Hays | 1/14/2014

    " This book could almost depress the heck out of a person. Who knew an author could mine the depths of the 1940s housewife in Kansas City for some of the deepest existentialist examination of the human existence particularly utilizing and targeting the bourgeoisie? I couldn't put it down. I saw my mother. I saw tid-bits of myself. Bits that I really did not want to see at all. But mostly it takes the idea of suburban upper-middle class complacency and turns it on it's head in the most effective manner possible. If you still think you want to buy a McMansion and keep up with the Jones' after reading this - I'm afraid there's no help for you. 4 stars, only because there isn't a single happy thing about the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Chapman | 1/14/2014

    " Without a doubt, this is the best book I've read in a long while. A beautifully written glimpse into the ordinary life of a wife & mother, but there is nothing ordinary about the storytelling. An unsung American classic. Just great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 1/10/2014

    " Not quite as full as Mr. Bridge, and you'd miss a lot about the family if you only read Mrs., but, still, awesome. Tone and subtlety are perfect, and the ending is pretty heartbreaking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola425 | 1/7/2014

    " Excellent character study. The small chapters gave snippets of Mrs. Bridge's life and how it confined her. In fact, the short chapters themselves added to the claustrophobic feel. The last chapter was perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 12/26/2013

    " A perfect, devastating portrait of American gentility and the emptiness of a supposed perfect life. Belongs on a shelf next to The Remains Of The Day, and not just because they were both adapted into Merchant-Ivory movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 12/4/2013

    " Wonderful set of modular stories; exemplary "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca Becca | 12/1/2013

    " It's amazing that Connell managed to write an entire book about the inner thoughts of a character who has absolutely no self-realized passion, dreams, thoughts, or desires...and that it's such a captivating and haunting novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/26/2013

    " This is an uneasy book. Not that it's difficult to read. The writing has just the kind of elegantly simple clarity I admire. But Mrs. Bridge herself is increasingly uneasy in her own skin, and I was uneasy reading it. Altogether wonderful. Now I have to find Mr. Bridge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby Soames | 10/2/2013

    " A very unusual book where more is said by what's left unsaid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 9/21/2013

    " A little laborious--her lack of a remotely profound inner life made her difficult to like. But an interesting read, nonetheless, with many nods to the particularities of Kansas City, my lovely hometown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Vomastek | 9/1/2013

    " Enjoyed this book very much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Kinser | 8/13/2013

    " Great book. Keeps you interested. Lots of one liners that really make the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/14/2012

    " I loved this book. The writing is excellent and the insight into the character of Mrs. Bridge is amazing. She is such a sad, lonely person and doesn't even know it. This was one of my BYU Honors Lit. reads, along with 100 Years of Solitude. Yay for lit classes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookreaderljh | 4/22/2012

    " I seem to be reading a number of books set in the 40's and 50's. This book was interesting as a study of a perfect "Mom" trying to deal with her imperfect family. Humorous character study. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Loftis-canich | 4/20/2012

    " michael turned me on to this book way back, and it has become one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/1/2012

    " This book is a lovely, character driven novel told in short vignettes. Mrs. Bridge is a wonderfully flawed, tragic character. It is really a beautifully written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 12/31/2011

    " How is this out of print?? "

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