The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (52/52)

Wilder won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 with this little novel about the collapse of a bridge in Peru, its five victims, and the moral and spiritual investigation undertaken by a monk, Brother Juniper. Its sentences are beautiful as Wilder explores the nature of love and how we know it to be true. Challenging the ideas of divine intervention or chance, the reader is left parsing the role the fates have in all of our deaths. Terrific read.

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