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Literature: The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County is a 1992 best-selling novel by Robert James Waller.

The novel follows Francesca Johnson, a married but lonely Italian woman, living in 1960s Madison County, Iowa, who engages in an affair with Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington who is visiting Madison County in order to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area.

The Bridges of Madison County was also adapted in 1995 to film. It was produced by Amblin Entertainment and Malpaso Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros.. The film was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with Kathleen Kennedy as co-producer and the screenplay was adapted by Richard LaGravenese. Clint Eastwood was cast as Robert Kincaid, Meryl Streep as Francesca Johnson.

It is currently being adapted as a stage musical with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

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The Bridges Of Madison County