This is the story about the gradual death of brick and mortar bookstores. Every town has that little bookstore you love that doesn't always have the books you want, but it has people who care about you and people who love books. In this Karen Kingsbury's novel, The Bridge, a fictitious place, is the oldest bookstore in historic Franklin, Tennessee, 20 miles away from Nashville. Unlike some bookstores, it is making it. But, just barely. When a flood comes and ruins all the books, owners Charlie and Donna Barton are devastated. He can't give up on the store. She knows they must.
It is also a love story about a couple who met at The Bridge during college but were separated for many years until the flood closed the bookstore. What follows is a heartwarming story about how acts of kindness sometimes get repaid.
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