A Librarian Reads…

All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson

A bridge has collapsed. No one knows how many people were on it, who was injured, who has died. Jason and Alexa’s parents were on the bridge. So was Kate’s sister and Scott’s girlfriend. In the middle of the crowded hospital waiting room they are each alone, waiting to hear if their lives have changed forever. Gradually they find each other, and as they think about the paths that led them to this moment, they begin to find peace as well.

Told primarily through flashbacks, this story takes some work to piece together, but it is worth the effort. It’s a powerful story about relationships, honesty, and people supporting each other. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy emotional stories that unfold slowly.


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