Brookland

Product Number: EB00102938
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429982917
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Book Review Favorite Book of the Year Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, established as the owner of the enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream. Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the story of a determined and intelligent woman who is consumed by a vision of a bridge: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single, magnificent span. With the help of the local surveyor, Benjamin Horsfield, and her sisters-the high-spirited, obstreperous Tem, who works with her in the distillery, and the silent, uncanny Pearl-she fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them a bridge that will meet their most pressing practical needs while being one of the most ambitious public works ever attempted. Prue's own life and the life of the bridge become inextricably bound together as the costs of the bridge, both financial and human, rise beyond her direst expectations. Brookland confirms Emily Barton's reputation as one of the finest writers of her generation, whose work is "blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt" (Thomas Pynchon).

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Author(s): Emily Barton
Original Publish Date: Feb 21, 2006

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Author(s): Emily Barton
Narrator(s): Ruth Ann Phimister
Product Number C3742
Released: Sep 08, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419396489
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Author(s): Emily Barton
Narrator(s): Ruth Ann Phimister
Product Number Z0669
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449896249

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