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The Other Side of the Bridge Hardcover – 14 September 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars 963 ratings

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"Lawson's gifts are enormous, especially her ability to write a literary work in a popular style. Her dialogue has perfect pitch, yet I've never read anyone better at articulating silence. Best of all, Lawson creates the most quotable images in Canadian literature." --"Toronto Star""I could not put it down, but perhaps better to say that I could not let it go or that it would not let me go . . . Lawson transported me into a place that I know does not exist by taking me deep down into the story of a family whose fate is inexorable and universal. Her reality became mine." --"Globe and Mail" "One of the most eagerly awaited books of the autumn season. . . . The prologue draws you in, as does the novel, which is consistently well-written, involving and enjoyable to read. . . . Achingly real, known, [Arthur's] inner life, with all its shifts in understanding, emotion, perception and conflicted impulses, is rendered with compelling force in concise, supple prose." --"Ottawa Citizen" "[Lawson] returns to several of the themes that marked her brilliantly successful first novel, Crow Lake. . . . Lawson's cornucopia of novelistic gifts, even more bounteously on display in her second book, includes handsome, satisfying sentences, vivid descriptions of physical work and landscape and an almost fiendish efficiency in building the feeling that something very bad is about to happen." --"National Post" "An accomplished successor to [Crow Lake]. . . . With her cast of engaging characters, Lawson subtly but surely builds the dramatic tension toward a climax that changes the lives of both the Dunn and Christopherson families. Lawson's story is a coming-of-age tale for two generationsof young men, a community and a country." --"Quill & Quire" "There's something timid yet masterful in Lawson's writing. She neither wastes nor wallows. Her characters do not so much develop as blossom into themselves, one petal after another. . . . This is a book you will be driven to share with friends." --"Gazette" (Montreal) "A devastating story . . . about pushing fate and dealing with the consequences. The main characters of Arthur and Ian are expertly drawn." --"London Free Press" "From the Hardcover edition."

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A powerful, heartbreaking story about tempting fate and living with the consequences, set like Lawson's magical Crow Lake in the far north of Canada but with a magnificently broader reach.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chatto & Windus (14 September 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0701173270
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0701173272
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.1 x 2.4 x 24.1 cm
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