For Immediate Release:
The Bridge Club is the Book Club choice for February/March 2011 on the fabulous women's networking website Me And My 1000 Girlfriends, That's Who!
Press Release — "A few years ago
Hollywood gave us a movie about what women want. Patricia Sands has given us a
book about how women think." Peter McNeilly
The Bridge Club is a bold and engaging story about much more than
playing cards. However if you are a bridge player, you will recognize the
ongoing support role this popular game can play in people's lives.
Patricia Sands' new novel
attests to the power of friendship. Not simply the "Hi, how are you?" type but
the kind that weathers all storms, unselfishly celebrates triumphs, and hums
along year after year with never an unkind word. It does exist.
If you already have friendship
like this in your life then you will relate to the women of The Bridge Club.
If you don't, perhaps the story will inspire you to find it.
Although it is a work of
fiction, many of the issues are based on the author's experience with her
real-life bridge club. The story takes the reader on a journey from the
psychedelic '60's when the eight friends were hip, liberated twenty-somethings
to the present day as these vibrant women enjoy their "zoomer" years. A life-altering decision in the final
chapter profoundly affects each of them.
The Bridge Club touches on subjects such as: honesty among
friends, death of a spouse and coping with grief, alcohol rehab, coming out,
divorce, adoption issues, breast cancer support, internet porn addiction, self
deliverance, Alzheimer's and aging.
"The feedback regarding my
book has been very positive and gratifying," says Patricia. "I feel honored to connect with so many
women on such a personal level.
It's a pleasure when they talk or write to me of their own rewarding
friendships and how they have evolved over the years. I'm delighted readers can easily relate to the characters in
The Bridge Club. For those who happen to also be bridge
players, a bridge hand can be found at the end of eight chapters. A number of
readers have said the book has caused them to look into learning the game!
Patricia resides in Toronto
and has earned degrees from the University of Waterloo and York
University. A former educator, she
has told stories all her life through photography. Her blended family of seven
children and six grandchildren are among her favourite subjects. Having taken four years to write The
Bridge Club, she is currently
working on her next novel.
To order The Bridge Club visit
www.amazon.ca, www.Amazon.com, www.Barnesandnoble.com, www.chapters.com, www.borders.com or you will find The Bridge
Club in the store at The Book Mark, 2964 Bloor Street West (Bloor and Royal
York Rd.), Toronto; Nicholas Hoare Books, 75 Front St., Toronto; A Different
Drummer Books, 513 Locust St., Burlington; The Freckled Lion, Main Street,
Visit Patricia's website and
blog at www.patriciasandsauthor.com
PATRICIA SANDS NEW BOOK, THE BRIDGE CLUB, ATTESTS TO THE POWER OF
FRIENDSHIP, AND WILL BE LAUNCHED ON NOVEMBER 8 AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE GLADSTONE
HOTEL IN TORONTO.
Club, published by iUniverse, is
Patricia's first novel. The book
launch is scheduled for Monday, November 8, from 6:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.,
upstairs in the Gladstone Gallery at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street
West, in the heart of Toronto's literary and art scene. Refreshments will be
served and The Fabulous Quitters jazz band will entertain.
information please visit Patricia Sands' website: www.patriciasandsauthor.com