Bridge of Clay (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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Listed as a YA title, like The Book Thief, this novel will appeal to adult readers as well. A tumultuous and heart wrenching story of five brothers left to live their lives without parental supervision. Secrets, a death and a romance, horse racing and a bridge combine to twist your heart. A testament to the power of love. Rodie. There are five Dunbar brothers in this epic family saga of grief, loss and reconciliation, and Clay is the best of them. Clay is the bridge.

— Alison

Fall 2018 Kids Indie Next List


“There’s a reason we’ve been waiting for this book for over 10 years, and that’s because Zusak has taken his time and made it perfect. Bridge of Clay is weird and heartbreaking and beautifully and poetically written — in short, everything that Zusak does so well in the books we’ve come to love. He writes in stunning, complex metaphors that never fail to feel real. Clay and his brothers are alive in this story, and the love that they share between themselves and for others is palpable. I loved being with Clay as he built his bridge, and I was genuinely devastated as the pages came to an end. This one is going to take me a long time to get over. Bridge of Clay was worth every second of the wait.”
— Jess Harwick, Book Culture, New York, NY

Winter 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List


“Five brothers, a menagerie, a murderer, and Michelangelo make for a memorable cast of characters. Throw in bridge building, track training, horse racing, courting, and grieving, and readers get a vivid look into the lives of the Dunbar boys. And these rough and tumble boys go through it all! When I finished Bridge of Clay, I wanted to read it again, to watch the boys get out of bed, off the sofa, pick up the bits and pieces, and live another day.”
— Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT

Product Details
ISBN: 9781987146295
ISBN-10: 1987146298
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Language: English