The Bridge of Years: A Novel

The Bridge of Years A Novel This novel first published in is one of May Sarton s earliest and some critics think one of her best It takes place during the years between the world wars and explores the life of a Belgian

  • Title: The Bridge of Years: A Novel
  • Author: May Sarton
  • ISBN: 9780393302394
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • This novel, first published in 1946, is one of May Sarton s earliest and, some critics think, one of her best It takes place during the years between the world wars and explores the life of a Belgian family, the Duchesnes, and their mutual devotion which intensifies under the shadow of impending disaster.M lanie Duchesne, mother of three, is an active businesswoman, whoseThis novel, first published in 1946, is one of May Sarton s earliest and, some critics think, one of her best It takes place during the years between the world wars and explores the life of a Belgian family, the Duchesnes, and their mutual devotion which intensifies under the shadow of impending disaster.M lanie Duchesne, mother of three, is an active businesswoman, whose courage, energy, and optimism bind the family and its farm together Paul, her husband, is a philosopher, detached, moody, continually embroiled in the spiritual conflicts of a crumbling Europe.The last years before the second war are tense ones, a time for stock taking, for a quickening of the pace of life But it is M lanie who encourages her family to proceed with their plans, to continue with their way of life And it is M lanie who decides their future as the Germans launch their invasion of Belgium.

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    About “May Sarton

    • May Sarton

      May Sarton was born on May 3, 1912, in Wondelgem, Belgium, and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts Her first volume of poetry, Encounters in April, was published in 1937 and her first novel, The Single Hound, in 1938 An accomplished memoirist, Sarton boldly came out as a lesbian in her 1965 book Mrs Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing Her later memoir, Journal of a Solitude, was an account of her experiences as a female artist Sarton died in York, Maine, on July 16, 1995.



    194 thoughts on “The Bridge of Years: A Novel

    • Written in 1946, this is a lucid, moving, utterly engaging story focused on the Belgian Duchesne family whose members are linked irrevocably and yet distinct.I love Sarton's work, especially her journals, but this novel is a first for me, one for the top of the list.A storm is coming, so I can't write more now.Kind of appropriate, given the novel's sweep and bridging!


    • I really enjoyed this book, in fact I should say, I have really enjoyed this book several times. The first chapter, introducing the Duchesne family, delights my heart as the description of Melanie's work in the garden and with the animals (before she goes to work in town), is described so vividly I can almost smell the dirt and feel Melanie's exuberance. Each family member's looks and personality is also depicted realistically and sympathetically, as well as that of the the cook, nurse, housekee [...]


    • My first Sarton novel, and this one really snuck up on me. Very character-driven and introspective. Sarton has a great way of getting inside every single character's head. thewellreadredhead/201




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