About the Book
Broken Bridge is about a baby, a drug dealer, and all the forces that swept them both toward a tragedy. More than half a million babies are born each year in the U.S. who were exposed to drugs or alcohol before they were born. This book tells the story of one of them, and what happens when the drug dealer who sold drugs to her mother has a change of heart.
From a hospital in a large city to the emptiest reaches of the California desert , Broken Bridges traces the connections among the agencies that could have made a diff erence--but didn’t--and the people who came into Baby Isabel’s life as a result.
About the Author
Sid Gardner has worked for nearly five decades on the challenges facing children and families. He has served in the federal government as a sub-Cabinet appointee, as an elected official in city government, in children’s advocacy organizations, and as an advisor to dozens of state and local agencies. He is the author of five novels and numerous works of nonfiction. He is a graduate of Occidental College and has graduate degrees from Princeton University and Hartford Seminary. He is a California native and a Vietnam veteran and lives in Orange County with his wife, Nancy Young , and the younger two of their four children.