looking up from water under a very long bridge

“The Bridge To China” by Richard Bausch

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Eliza is 49, divorced, and happy in her work in Real Estate. But placing happy couples into nice homes makes her feel melancholy when she returns to her empty house each evening now that her two son's are grown and gone. At the suggestion of her youngest son, Cody, she decides to give online dating a try and meets, Scott, a 52 year old widower who is struggling to deal with his sadness over the loss of his wife.

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About the Author
Richard Bausch was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was educated in the public schools in and around Washington, D.C., and after two failures to maintain a standing in college, served a stint in the Air Force, after which he returned to university studies, first in Virginia and then at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the author of eleven novels and eight collections of stories, including the novels Rebel Powers, Violence, Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America And All The Ships At Sea, In The Night Season, Hello To The Cannibals, Thanksgiving Night, and Peace; and the story collections Spirits, The Fireman’s Wife, Rare & Endangered Species, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Stories of Richard Bausch, Wives & Lovers, and the recently released Something Is Out There. His novel, The Last Good Time was made into a feature-length motion picture, directed by Bob Balaban, starring Armin Meuhler-Stahl, Maureen Stapleton, and Lionel Stander, released in April 1995, and Peace was awarded the 2010 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize.
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