Verse by Rob Hoskinson; Illustrated by Mary Courtney “…the best of the books…[on Madison County and its covered bridges]…”
Preserved for future generations with a unique wooden covering, the bridges of Madison County were a treasure hidden for more than a century in the heartland of America. Suddenly, through the pages of The Bridges of Madison County, the Covered Bridges have captured the hearts of romantics around the world.
The poems, art, quilts and history in Bridges in Time were written and created out of reverence for the bridges. Well-known artist Mary Courtney has accurately rendered each of the existing bridges in pen and ink. Resident poet Robert Hoskinson's poems tell of the bridges and their lore. The Madison County Historical Society, has graciously allowed the use of exquisite antique quilts from the Museum's collection. Nationally recognized quilters Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, with a group of fabric artisans named the Madison County Quilt Company, contributed the folk-art quilt Sampler.
- 16 poems of lore and history in tribute to the bridges
- 33 full-color photos celebrating Madison County
- Detailed pen and ink illustrations of Madison County's famous bridges
- 13 featured quilts
- History of each bridge and of Madison County
- 4 pages for personal memories and reflections
- Hardcover gift book with dust jacket