The Other Side of the Bridge
With relatable characters and a compelling story that will keep readers guessing, The Other Side of the Bridge is a thought-provoking and emotional read. Katie Connelly, a research assistant at San Francisco State University, is asked to write a report about the Golden Gate Bridge, which she has a deep connection with. Her father dedicated nearly thirty years of his life to working on the bridge until he died there. Still grieving his death, she begins her research on the bridge by reading through his books, among which is an old journal that will lead her to new discoveries about the bridge and herself. In New York, Dave Riley seeks balance between his demanding career and his role as husband and father. But when the unexpected happens to his family, he is consumed by his dream to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge on the Fourth of July. The Other Side of the Bridge is a beautiful novel about devastating loss and the complicated process of recovery.
Wright manages to seamlessly move back and forth between two alternating and seemingly unrelated perspectives—a narrative structure that proves to be exceptionally effective in building anticipation. Although Katie and Dave’s connection to each other becomes obvious after a few chapters, the experience of reading about their journey toward answers is satisfying, and their eventual interaction with each other is an absolute surprise. Many situations in the novel are too coincidental or unrealistic; however, readers may be so delighted by the depth of honest feeling exhibited by both Katie and Dave that they will forgive these improbable moments. While much of the novel centers on grief and struggling to find new meaning in life, Wright sprinkles a healthy dose of humor throughout, making this the perfect book for every mood. A complete page-turner, The Other Side of the Bridge is an unforgettable, moving story that offers an inspiring message of hope.
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|Page Count||352 pages|
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