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The Bridges of Madison County (original 1992; edition 1995)

by Robert James Waller

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Title:The Bridges of Madison County
Authors:Robert James Waller
Info:Grand Central Publishing (1995), Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, Love Story, Adultery, Secrets, Iowa, Photography, Bridges

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The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller (1992)

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Absolutely wonderful book. I loved the story of Robert and Francesca.

I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone - male, female, old, young, married, single. It is a short book, less than 200 pages, so it took no time at all to read.

The time Robert and Francesca have together is short, but they make the most of it. A wonderfully heart-wrenching romantic story of two people who really seem to be meant for each other. ( )
  BooksForTheLiving | Mar 20, 2017 |
I liked it so there. ( )
  kemilyh1988 | Jan 16, 2017 |
Yes, I admit it. ( )
  Tracy_Tomkowiak | Sep 15, 2016 |
Don't know version
  trexm5qp7 | Jul 3, 2016 |
needed to see what the hype was about, esp. when one of my long-distance beaus said he cried during the movie... appreciation for story probably depends on personal history/ empathy, iirc ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them.
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In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
In an increasingly callous world, we all exist with our own carapaces of scabbed-over sensibilities. Where great passion leaves off and mawkishness begins, I'm not sure. But our tendency to scoff at the possibility of the former and to label genuine and profound feelings as maudlin makes it difficult to enter the realm of gentleness required to understand the story of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid....

If, however, you approach what follows with a willing suspension of disbelief, as Coleridge put it, I am confident you will experience what I have experienced. In the indifferent spaces of your heart, you may even find, as Francesca Johnson did, room to dance again.
Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.
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When Robert Kincaid drives through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer and turns into Francesca Johnson's farm lane looking for directions, the world-class photographer and the Iowa farm wife are joined in an experience of uncommon truth and stunning beauty that will haunt them forever. The romantic classic of the 1990's.

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When Robert Kincaid drives through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer and turns into Francesca Johnson's farm lane looking for directions, the world-class photographer and the Iowa farm wife are joined in an experience of uncommon truth and stunning beauty that will haunt them forever.… (more)

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