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Bridge Across My Sorrows (Large Print Edition) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
An uplifting book. Well done
Finished Christina Noble's 'Bridge Across My Sorrows' this morning - an odd departure for me. I would recommend it for anyone into strong contemporary characters as she is certainly that. It's not meant to be a literary wonder, so there's nothing to say about the style except that it is direct. I was pleased to end the book with a sense of having met an honest* extraordinary unapologetic woman rather than feeling preached at, and to have had her facts illustrated to me rather than being plunged into a sensationalising melodramatic account. Her early life was so painful, and familiar in a way after books like Angela's Ashes or The Butcher Boy, that there's clearly no need for sensationalising. *(with one or two slight hiccups: see last para of this post!)I've decided to press on and read her follow-up 'Mama Tina', before diving back into 'proper literature', because she deserves the attention and time.Fingers crossed....I do tend to fret about the credibility of characters' finances in books. I find it a distraction like any other characteristic of books that just doesn't ring true. Actually, 'Bridge Across My Sorrows' does the same in part, where at the beginning CN says she arrived in Vietnam with no money, and then later it turns into 'a few hundred pounds', and the family living in poverty in Dublin seem to keep burning their last bit of furniture and yet there's repeatedly a last remaining chair.