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Meet the Author: Betsy Lerner

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Betsy Lerner is the author of The Forest for the Trees and Food and Loathing. She is a recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and the Tony Godwin Prize for Editors, and was selected as one of PEN’s Emerging Writers. Lerner is a partner with the literary agency Dunow, Carlson & Lerner and resides in New Haven, Connecticut.

Books by Betsy Lerner

The Bridge Ladies

A Memoir

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Betsy Lerner spends two years attending her mother's weekly Bridge Club—which has met on Mondays for 50 years—and discovers the inner lives of five women from the Don't Ask-Don't Tell-generation. As she learns the nuances of Bridge, and lessons from across the generational divide, Lerner also comes to a deeper understanding of the rocky relationship she's had with her mother. Told with warmth and humor, insight and humility, Lerner's…  More »

  • The Alan Truscott Memorial Award (2016)
  • 2016 Nautilus Award WInner: SILVER in Memoir and Women