The Bridge of San Luis ReyBook - 2003
From Library Staff
After a bridge collapses killing five people, a monk tries to prove their lives were lost due to the will of God, not meaningless chance.
On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below. With this celebrated sentence Thornton Wilder begins 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey,' one of the towering achievements in American fiction and a novel read throughout th... Read More »
A monk witnesses the collapse of a bridge and dedicates his life to proving that it was caused by divine intervention rather than chance.