Search Results: "Elizabeth Berg"


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TAPESTRY OF FORTUNES by Elizabeth Berg
Released: April 9, 2013

"Berg fails to play to her strengths here."
A motivational speaker struggles to follow her own advice after a close friend dies. Read full book review >

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NEVER CHANGE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Berg wastes her considerable writing talent on a contrived, familiar story, and a likable but implausible protagonist. Still, who can argue with success?"
Another bedside drama from prolific bestseller Berg (Open House, 2000, etc.), again featuring her preferred plotline of a woman in emotional distress finding herself against all odds. Read full book review >

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TALK BEFORE SLEEP by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"All talk. (Author tour)"
Berg (Durable Goods, 1993) offers a sappy tale about a woman witnessing the death of her friend from breast cancer. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2008

"Tales that highlight the bright sparks in everyday experience."
A jewel-like collection of short stories from Berg (Dream When You're Feeling Blue, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNTIL THE REAL THING COMES ALONG by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Not Berg's best."
The biological clock is ticking in this latest take on the angst and ills of contemporary women by veteran Berg (What We Keep, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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RANGE OF MOTION by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Comas can be soap-opera stuff, and though Berg is much better than that, there's still a formula finish here: Waking up is hard to do. (Author tour)"
Berg could be creating a new genrethe bedside vigil novelwith last year's Talk Before Sleep and this latest, a sometimes poignant but squarely predictable story of a young wife waiting for her husband to wake from a coma. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS YOU by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Berg's masterful portraits and keen insight makes for a memorable read."
The prolific Berg delivers the goods in this perceptive novel about a divorced couple reunited when their daughter goes missing. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF PLEASURES by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Unhappiness, in Berg's world, isn't an option."
The prolific Berg (The Art of Mending, 2004, etc.) champions middle-aged craziness in an impossibly sunny soap opera. Read full book review >

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THE PULL OF THE MOON by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"An uninspiring concoction."
Berg's fourth novel in four years (Range of Motion, 1995, etc.) alternates mawkish diary entries with chilly letters home by a woman who's run away to ``find herself'' after 30 or so years of marriage, in a tale that seems better suited to the 1970s than the 1990s. Read full book review >

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SAY WHEN by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Contrived and sentimental, though Berg (True to Form, 2002, etc.) writes neatly packed and fluid prose."
Breaking up is hard to do, and breaking up with Santa almost impossible. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE KEEP by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An easy read, but intellectually and emotionally lite-fare, despite the suggestions of profundity ('I now believe we owe our mothers and our daughters the truth'). (Book-of-the- Month selection; author tour)"
The prolific Berg's fifth novel (Joy School, 1997, etc.) pays an unremarkable visit to that overworked territory where mothers and daughters visit to blame and explain, this time in the story of a daughter on her way to meet the mother she hasn—t seen for 35 years. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL WELCOME HERE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A feathery feel-good story about triumph over adversity—probably another hit for Berg."
A quadriplegic mother, the 1964 Summer of Freedom and a timely visit from Elvis all come to play in Berg's latest quick-read tearjerker. Read full book review >