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The One-Way Bridge – Available Now


Genre: Contemporary Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-8572-1

Binding: Hard Cover

Price: $25.99

For book clubs who loved: Olive Kitteridge, Freedom, and The Language of Flowers

Book Club Mood Match:

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Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones Locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Praise for The One-Way Bridge

“I loved [The One Way Bridge]...[Pelletier’s]characters, with all of their flaws and synchronicities, are all believable and loveable. I’ve looked forward to a new book by Cathie for some time and she hasnt disappointed with this one.
—Susan Porter, Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, ME

“Cathie does a wonderful job of capturing [her characters] moods, loves and losses, and yearnings...Her writing is lovely and so descriptive.
—Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT

About the Book

Welcome to Mattagash, the last town in the middle of the harsh northern Maine wilderness. Mattagash’s citizens are fiercely proud of their remote community, connected together by a single one-way bridge, and they work hard to make day-to-day life as peaceful as possible.

Yet Mattagash is anything but tranquil. While neighbors bicker publicly over tirvialities such as offensive mailbox designs and gossip about suspicious newcomers from southern Maine, they privately struggle to navigate deeper issues—scandal, loss, failed ambitions, and the scars of war. When a mysterious dead body appears in the woods nearby and a standoff ensues between two residents on the bridge, the townspeople are finally forced to confront their worst fears to preserve the only way of life they know.

The One-Way Bridge is an extraordinary portrait of family, lonliness, and community—and the sacrifices we all make in the name of love.

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Quick Book Club Food and Beverage Guide

Best Book Club Snacks: Clam chowder, brown bread, honey maple cookies

Best Wine: Merlot; we suggest: Blackstone Merlot, Columbia Crest Merlot

Best Beer: American beer; we suggest: Budweiser, Miller, Coors

Best Coffee: Good old fashioned coffee—no soy, no lattes, no mochas

Best Tea: Irish breakfast tea; we suggest: Twinings Irish Breakfast, The Republic of Tea Luck Irish Breakfast Tea

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