Bridge 6Book - 1999
"I'm the oldest. The oldest is always in goal. That's the rule!"
Kelly longs to be goalie but her oldest brother, Owen, never lets her. He's in charge of rules and he dishes them out faster than the daily special. That's why Prunes has quit the diner and gone to live under Bridge 6 - too many rules.
Since Prunes won't come home, Owen and Kelly go to him. Every Saturday morning Owen closes the diner and their customers tag along to play and watch. For as much as they enjoy the game, they find the ongoing contest between the brothers just as entertaining. On this particular Saturday, Prunes decides Kelly will be in goal, no matter what.
The stand-off is amusing - until Prunes threatens to leave town for good unless Owen gives in. Somehow, Kelly must find a way for both of her brothers to win.
Jim McGugan shoots and scores with this memorable, wry story of family and relationships and compromise.