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The Other Side of the Bridge [EPUB] ✰ The Other Side of the Bridge By Camron Wright – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Two coasts Two strangers And a bridge that silently beckons them bothKatie Connelly has lived in San Francisco all her life Her late father made his career on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the many stor Two coasts Two Side of PDF/EPUB ë strangers And a bridge that silently beckons them bothKatie Connelly has lived in San The Other Kindle - Francisco all her life Her late father made his career on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the many Other Side of Kindle Ï stories of how he saved jumpers still haunt her And now her job assignment is to write about the history of the bridge a history that includes a secret journal about a promise ring and a love story that may be the answer to her unresolved sorrow Meanwhile, Dave Riley, a marketing executive in New York, has sorrows of his own Grasping at straws after tragedy strikes his family, he decides to follow a daydream that has turned into an obsession to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge on a motorcycle on the Fourth of July Does the bridge somehow mysteriously hold the answers both Katie and Dave are looking for Or will they find something completely different when they get to the other side.


10 thoughts on “The Other Side of the Bridge

  1. Liz Liz says:

    2.5 stars, rounded downThis book was a book club selection and on the face of it, I thought it would work well Both Katie and Dave are getting over tragic losses The Golden Gate Bridge draws them both in, for different reasons But I struggled to see either character as real and not just a cliche Katie is assigned to write a research paper on the Bridge, a bridge her father worked on his whole career She discovers an old journal from the time of the bridge s construction and this sends her o 2.5 stars, rounded downThis book was a book club selection and on the face of it, I thought it would work well Both Katie and Dave are getting over tragic losses The Golden Gate Bridge draws them both in, for different reasons But I struggled to see either character as real and not just a cliche Katie is assigned to write a research paper on the Bridge, a bridge her father worked on his whole career She discovers an old journal from the time of the bridge s construction and this sends her on a hunt to learn evenSome of my favorite parts of the book delve into the construction, especially a humorous incident involving a Japanese freighter Dave s interest comes from his grandfather having worked on the bridge and a desire to ride a motorcycle across it The plot was predictable It s meant to be inspirational but the author didn t give me anything but platitudes The one exception was Dave s talk about hope with his therapist You even get treated to the obligatory romance at the end The author uses first person when writing Katie s portions but third person for Dave s I found this disconcerting and wish she had used first person for both It ll be interesting to see if my opinion is the norm or in the minority for my book club Given the GR rating, I m assuming, minority As an aside, I just re read my review of The Rent Collector, which I read for the same book club and my comments were very similar Obviously, Camron Wright and I are just not a good fit


  2. Julie Carpenter Julie Carpenter says:

    A bridge.Two strangers.Lives lost.Irrevocably damaged and changed.A journal.A research project.A journey.Finding your way.Healing.Love returned.Changing course.The Past.The Present.The Future.Those words might not mean much but they very quickly sum up this book Although this isn t a book to be quickly summed up It took me a week to listen to it because I had family in town visiting I enjoyed every moment with them and didn t turn on the story at all But it was inside my mind, swirling and c A bridge.Two strangers.Lives lost.Irrevocably damaged and changed.A journal.A research project.A journey.Finding your way.Healing.Love returned.Changing course.The Past.The Present.The Future.Those words might not mean much but they very quickly sum up this book Although this isn t a book to be quickly summed up It took me a week to listen to it because I had family in town visiting I enjoyed every moment with them and didn t turn on the story at all But it was inside my mind, swirling and churning, leaving questions that I didn t know the answers to I speculated on how it would work, the meetings, the healing, the change But I was wrong It was so muchthan I expected after pondering it for a week and then returning to the story I loved it There are two different points of view in this story One person, living in San Francisco doing a research project on the Golden Gate Bridge, and coming across something that completely changes her life and perspective, broadening and enlightening everything The second person, a man who lives outside of Manhattan, whose world comes crashing down It s gone He s hanging on by a thread A dream When life and his dream slowly converge, he might be able to see that little hope, and seeing that little light of hope begins a journey he only ever dreamed about.I won t saythan that, except that it isn t what you will quite expect The writing was very well done and the connecting and converging of the two stories was very thought provoking The loss and healing as well Content Clean Some death and talk about death but nothing graphic.I listened to an audiobook on my Deseret Bookshelf.Happy Reading


  3. Aimee (Getting Your Read On) Aimee (Getting Your Read On) says:

    3.5 rounding upI was really looking forward to reading this book The cover alone would make me pick up this book because I LOVE the Golden Gate Bridge It is beautiful and because I grew up not too far from it, it speaks of home to me.One thing I loved about this book was the bits of history it gave me about the bridge It made me want to go find a book about the Golden Gate and read it myself I love when books inspire me to knowabout something or someone.This book is basically two diff 3.5 rounding upI was really looking forward to reading this book The cover alone would make me pick up this book because I LOVE the Golden Gate Bridge It is beautiful and because I grew up not too far from it, it speaks of home to me.One thing I loved about this book was the bits of history it gave me about the bridge It made me want to go find a book about the Golden Gate and read it myself I love when books inspire me to knowabout something or someone.This book is basically two different stories in one One is about Katie, the other about Dave The two intersect toward the end but it wasn t in the way I was thinking it would be The story itself is gentle and slow There is nothing heart pounding or climactic about it, just two people dealing with different struggles in life, trying to find answers.My favorite book by this author is The Rent Collector I loved that book I wouldn t say this book is better than that one, but it was still enjoyable I think every person who reads it will find a bit of themselves in it.Content death, mild swearing, mention of affairs I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher All opinions expressed are my own


  4. Jamille Parks Jamille Parks says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here DISCLAIMER DON T READ MY REVIEW IF YOU DON T WANT MY HONEST OPINION IT CAN BE VIEWED AS HARSH CRITICISM.Guess I ll be the bad guy here My honest opinion is that I hated it The entire book is depressing and when I thought life was going to turn around Dave something gets in his way Now don t think I m not empathetic, I know it s hard when you lose your family in a car accident, work is too much to handle because of your loss, and life just sucks I too have been struggling with depression fo DISCLAIMER DON T READ MY REVIEW IF YOU DON T WANT MY HONEST OPINION IT CAN BE VIEWED AS HARSH CRITICISM.Guess I ll be the bad guy here My honest opinion is that I hated it The entire book is depressing and when I thought life was going to turn around Dave something gets in his way Now don t think I m not empathetic, I know it s hard when you lose your family in a car accident, work is too much to handle because of your loss, and life just sucks I too have been struggling with depression for years and I know how debilitating it can be I think the way he handle it was a bit off the rocker I was also trying to figure out how Dave and Katie she was a historian working on a project for the Golden Gate Bridge and had a journal and ring she need to give to Dave that was his grandfathers would meet Forthan three fourths of the book I was asking this question and when they did meet I was really disappointed Not to mention at the end when he was arrested because they thought he stole someone s identity because he looked like he could be in a biker gang was a bit too much for me Then when the thug in jail stole his jacket his deceased wife gave him I was ready to set the book down even though I had twelve pages left It was just too depressing and in my opinion a bit overkill The guy can t have that much bad luck and if he did I d rather he jump off the bridge.With all of this being said, my 11th grade English teacher would be disappointed if I didn t the allegory of life being like a motorcycle ride and the ups and downs that come with it The symbolism of getting on a bike and riding because it gives you freedom from your past and the pain of being chased by your demons and overcoming them was well written in the story I can see this book being a good candidate for AP English classes in the future This is a story of overcoming trials along the road that faces you As for me, it just wasn t my cup of tea


  5. Katie W Katie W says:

    The Golden Gate Bridge is a majestic landmark and I loved learningabout its history through the pages of this contemporary novel Katie s father s career was working on this bridge and he was a volunteer who saved lives of those trying to commit suicide at this location I loved the words of wisdom that a journal that her dad found provided truly words to live by A promise leads her on a search to find the descendants of this man and the reader comes to know Katie by her reactions to thi The Golden Gate Bridge is a majestic landmark and I loved learningabout its history through the pages of this contemporary novel Katie s father s career was working on this bridge and he was a volunteer who saved lives of those trying to commit suicide at this location I loved the words of wisdom that a journal that her dad found provided truly words to live by A promise leads her on a search to find the descendants of this man and the reader comes to know Katie by her reactions to this man s words and her quest to find the family.A secondary story parallel s Katie s and that s the story of Dave After a tragedy, he sets out to find answers and I loved his journey I loved coming to know him through the experiences he had and enjoyed seeing his growth.I found this story to be thought provoking and caused some inner reflection, which made me ponder the mark I m leaving in life.Content some mild romance mild moments of peril, talk of death tragedy I received a complimentary copy All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given


  6. Sheila Sheila says:

    Reading The Other Side of the Bridge isthan just reading a book, it s an experience Readers are quickly immersed into the lives of two different people, Dave Riley from New York City and Katie Connelly from San Francisco I enjoyed how the story was told from the two different POV s and it was intriguing how the author slowly wove together their two paths Dave at the beginning is happy and successful in his life, but experiencing the often mid life crisis that people go through in their Reading The Other Side of the Bridge isthan just reading a book, it s an experience Readers are quickly immersed into the lives of two different people, Dave Riley from New York City and Katie Connelly from San Francisco I enjoyed how the story was told from the two different POV s and it was intriguing how the author slowly wove together their two paths Dave at the beginning is happy and successful in his life, but experiencing the often mid life crisis that people go through in their 40 s He has a loving wife, three children, and a good career Soon in the story tragedy comes into his life changing everything and leaving him sad, grief stricken, and doing a lot of soul searching Kate is a grad student, single, and dealing with the loss of her father and her fiance She is researching about the people who built the Golden Gate Bridge Her father had worked there his whole life and had found a journal of a man who d been one of the many who d built the bridge Kate becomes obsessed with findingabout the mysterious journal writer, Patrick O Riley.I loved the journey that both of these individuals go through I could relate to many of their feelings as they both were going through the grief process Both Dave and Kate live through many depressing things, but through these experiences their healing is taking place I truly liked the reality of this story in showing how a journey of healing happens and that it is hard work It doesn t happen quickly There isn t a lot of happiness in your life as you grieve There are many questions someone asks wondering why these things are happening to them Camron Wright does a fabulous job with his powerful writing, with words and characters that stayed with me even when I wasn t reading at the moment This story takes you to places that you don t see coming Dave and his journey on a Harley and Kate finding clues for her project from strangers, brings about some true surprises I ve loved the other books I ve read from this author and this one, though different, wasn t an exception at all Readers will be taken on a powerful and soul changing journey where some important life lessons are conveyed The Other Side of the Bridge was an amazing novel of hope, healing, and second chances I highly recommend this book


  7. Kathy Kathy says:

    content a little mild language


  8. Amy Amy says:

    After reading Rent Collector and Orphan Keeper, I really was excited to readby this author I entered a drawing for this book, and received a free copy This is my favorite book by Cameron Wright that I ve read The stories are very touching how they weave together I love the element of those that have gone on before us that is used throughout the book I thought I could predict the ending, but I couldn t And the author s ending is much better than the one I predicted Another reason thi After reading Rent Collector and Orphan Keeper, I really was excited to readby this author I entered a drawing for this book, and received a free copy This is my favorite book by Cameron Wright that I ve read The stories are very touching how they weave together I love the element of those that have gone on before us that is used throughout the book I thought I could predict the ending, but I couldn t And the author s ending is much better than the one I predicted Another reason this book is so meaningful to me is my current phase of life I m in the process of selling my house and moving across the country I ve been saying goodbyes and making new connections in my new place In particular, I m moving away from three very dear friends We just had an amazing girls weekend in San Francisco and enjoyed the Golden Gate Bridge I m dying for them to read this book so we can have a long distance book club together to shareexperiences related to the Golden Gate Bridge There are pieces of this book that relate to leaving things behind and moving on without forgetting I needed this right now in my life


  9. Mindy Mindy says:

    The Other Side of the Bridge is another beautifully written story by Camron Wright I loved how this book was written The author did a brilliant job of leaving the end of a chapter by hooking me to readandI enjoyed the alternating stories of Dave and Katie Katie was researching the bridge that was maintained by her father until his death And Dave, having to cope with the death of his family and how he is drawn to the bridge I loved the connection of their stories at the end and The Other Side of the Bridge is another beautifully written story by Camron Wright I loved how this book was written The author did a brilliant job of leaving the end of a chapter by hooking me to readandI enjoyed the alternating stories of Dave and Katie Katie was researching the bridge that was maintained by her father until his death And Dave, having to cope with the death of his family and how he is drawn to the bridge I loved the connection of their stories at the end and I will admit, I cried and cried The book was different than I expected, in a wonderful way I thoroughly enjoyed Dave and Katie s journey


  10. Traci Brown Traci Brown says:

    I think I would ve liked this bookif I had read it rather than listened to the audio version It was a thought provoking story, and I did enjoy it overall It made me want to go to San Francisco It s always interesting when there s some history included in a novel.


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