A Narrow Bridge

J J Gesher (Author)

Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Prospect Park Books
Publish Date
February 14, 2017
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

J.J. Gesher is the pen name for co-authors Joyce Gittlin and Janet B. Fattal.Together, Janet and Joyce have completed three feature screenplays and won several prestigious screenwriting awards, including the Geller Prize and the Screenwriting Award at the Austin Film Festival. Their first collaboration was a Lifetime Television movie. A Narrow Bridge is their first novel.

Joyce Gittlin graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and spent the next 25 years writing and directing television. Among her many credits are Wings, Frasier, and Everybody Loves Raymond. In addition, she has written more than 10 feature films for Disney, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox.

Janet B. Fattal received a masters in Comparative Literature from UCLA and has taught literature and writing at the college level. She has edited several memoirs and written curriculum for high school and college students. Janet shares her passion for literature by leading many book groups, including for the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A., Hadassah, and the Brandeis alumni book club.


"The book's plot is stunningly original, offering a main character with deep complexities whose opacity seems understandable... a fast-paced, riveting read... a searingly unique and thought-provoking tale."
--The Jerusalem Post

"What happens when you lose everything? This radiant debut gets at the dark beating heart of survival, set against a backdrop of differing geography, beliefs, cultures, and races, in prose as intricate as a jazz fugue. Blazingly original and fiercely smart, A Narrow Bridge shows that who we love is really who we are."
-- Caroline Leavitt, New York Times-bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World and Pictures of You

"I couldn't put this book down, beginning by being drawn in by one of the most compelling first lines I have ever read. This multicultural debut is about two very different people, from very diverse circumstances and backgrounds....Ultimately, this is a beautiful examination of human connection and finding a reason to live again after all hope is gone."
-- Terry Gilman, owner of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore and a prominent book-event manager

"A Narrow Bridge is a moving story about the intersection between love and loss and an unsentimental exploration of the role of faith in healing. I held my breath until the very last word of this cinematic, compassionate, and compelling debut."
-- Michelle Brafman, author of Bertrand Court and Washing the Dead

"A gripping, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting story of two broken people and the healing power of love. Beautifully drawn, the writing keeps you riveted page after fast-turning page."
--Jeffrey Richman, six-time Emmy-winning executive producer of Modern Family and Frasier

"An enjoyable, optimistic novel about how people -- despite cultural, religious and racial differences -- can find comfort in each other's common humanity. It makes for very fine reading."
--San Diego Jewish World

"A beautifully written, imaginative, and poignant testimony to the power of love and the limits of faith."
-- Steven Z. Leder, senior rabbi at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and author of The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things