"It’s all right, Lucy,” Trapp assured her.
“I’m aware you have the ability to see me, even if I can’t see you.”
“Well, it’s probably just as well you can’t see me,” Lucy said. “I don’t
look much like myself anymore.”
“Have you ever looked like yourself?” he asked her.
Lucy laughed and said, “No,” but then changed her mind and said, “Once.”
Arnold and Lucy were married, but not to each other. Their spouses were also
at the tournament, playing with other partners.
“You should never play bridge with your wife,” Arnold told me. “It’ll ruin
“Even worse, it will ruin your bridge game,” said Lucy.
Alton does not know the first thing about the complicated game of bridge, so
when his blind, rich uncle Lester asks him to be his cardturner, Alton’s
mother’s only words of advice are, “Don’t screw it up, Alton.” Soon
Alton becomes intrigued by the game of bridge and by Toni Castaneda, Uncle
Lester Trapp’s former cardturner. In a strange twist of events, Alton and
Toni become partners and compete in the National Pairs Championship, but
I really enjoyed reading this interesting, unique story about a card game I
had never even heard of before. The Cardturner is about
relationships, money and bridge. I really loved reading this book. The
description is excellent, and I learned a lot about bridge. I am really
interested now in learning how to play the game, and I am sure many others
will be just as enthusiastic.
An amazingly good read! I give The Cardturner five stars. Louis
Sachar is the bestselling author of Holes.