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View From a Burning Bridge [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Goodyear
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Book Description

Freefalling from a scandal of her own making, reporter Frances Treadwell only thinks she has hit bottom when she finds herself alone and out of work in her ancestral farmhouse in Maine. Soon after she arrives, a meteorite crashes to earth in the woods behind her house, igniting a firestorm of malicious chatter among locals who suspect Frances is somehow connected to a larger, more sinister phenomenon. Caught between a petty criminal she can’t resist and a pair of unlikely suitors, Frances watches in horror as the events turn from near farce to life-shattering, irreversible tragedy.

Sweetly sexy, miserably funny, and a little scary, View From a Burning Bridge is an enthralling debut novel from a natural heir to Flannery O’Connor and Shirley Jackson.

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Sarah Goodyear has written a fierce and flinty novel about Maine, and about Mainers reacting to things that come at them from away...Seldom have you been carried through a story so real you can smell the pine needles underfoot and the iron-rich water from the well created for you by a writer with Goodyear's talent. It's a literary journey well worth taking. --Maine Sunday Telegram

Absorbing…an engaging tale of conflicting desires. --Las Vegas Weekly

Goodyear's novel achieves a kind of beauty with its flair for the unexpected. --Time Out New York

About the Author

Sarah Goodyear has written for the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Ms. magazine, and many other publications. View from a Burning Bridge is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 312 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Red Hen Press (January 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YGDQ9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,621,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cautionary Tale... May 15, 2007
Format:Paperback
...if you've ever thought about leaving New York. I felt as if these people could be me or any of my friends. FINALLY, here's a contemporary book that shows wonderful, flawed but sympathetic characters in believable, complex relationships. To me, it recalled "Rashomon" and "House of Sand and Fog". Great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crash, burn -- and so live more smartly. May 15, 2007
Format:Paperback
The infernal view of the title is that of Frances Treadwell, fleeing New York and the overmany fictions she told down there. Her old family place in Maine, however, offers a prickly refuge. Indeed, Sarah Goodyear's first novel spendidly upsets expectations at every turn. It's a story of seeking peace and quiet that gets disrupted by the crash of a meteorite, of renewing love that drops the lover into a deeper and scarier murk than before. Throughout, too, we're never far from good-humored insight, though always at arm's length from treacly sentiment. Perhaps most impressive is how Goodyear sticks close to her protagonist yet exposes all the young woman's contradictions. For aren't Frances' more dubious choices rooted in trepidation about what's new and revitalizing? And in that, doesn't she shares a potentially fatal flaw with the ingrown rural place around her? A debut to celebrate, "Burning Bridge" bears out the ancient wisdom that you can't go home again -- but proves as well that there's no other way to achieve wisdom yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this amazing novel May 4, 2007
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"View from a Burning Bridge" is elequant, suspenseful, hilarious, and heart breaking. It is one of those books where you are instantly brought into the world of the main character. Once you begin to read this story, you won't be able to put it down, and the story stays with you. I highly recommend everyone to buy it today!
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4.0 out of 5 stars View From A Burning Bridge February 14, 2010
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Frances Treadwell leaves New York City for the tranquility of Maine in Sarah Goodyear's VIEW FROM A BURNING BRIDGE. Unfortunately, it is ruined by the fall of a meteorite on her property and thus, ends the quietness of her life. Goodyear has written a powerful, gripping and amusing story of relationships and the old saying of one can not go home again. This is an impressive debut novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this amazing novel May 4, 2007
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"View from a Burning Bridge" is elequant, suspenseful, hilarious, and heart breaking. It is one of those books where you are instantly brought into the world of the main character. Once you begin to read this story, you won't be able to put it down, and the story stays with you. I highly recommend everyone to buy it today!
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