The Bridge of San Luis Rey opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy- a tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five people hurtle to their deaths. For Brother Juniper, a humble monk who witnesses the catastrophe, the question is 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. Recommended for 11th grade students. 133 pp.