Annotations for Bridge of San Luis Rey

Baker & Taylor
When an Incan bridge collapses, killing five Peruvian travelers, a Franciscan friar researches the victims' life histories

The Bridge of San Luis Rey opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy--a tiny foot-bridge in Peru breaks, and five people hurtle to their deaths. For Brother Juniper, a humble monk who witnesses the catastrophe, the question in inescapable. Why those five? Suddenly, Brother Juniper is committed to discover what manner of lives they led--and whether it was divine intervention or a capricious fate that took their lives.