Search Results: "Elizabeth Berg"


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DURABLE GOODS by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"More from Berg will definitely be welcome."
A bittersweet slip of a debut novel about an Army brat named Katie, skating toward adolescence on a base in Texas in the early Sixties. 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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TRUE TO FORM by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"Insights that seem too easily won in a slick story that skims the surface."
Another installment in the life of preternaturally wise military brat Katie Nash (Joy School, 1997, etc.), who over a summer and fall learns about friendship and love: a story that's more well-intentioned manual of life-lessons than engaging drama of adolescent turbulence. Read full book review >

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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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DREAM WHEN YOU’RE FEELING BLUE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"An overwrought and monotonous depiction of life in Middle America during WWII."
A Chicago trio maintains long-distance romances with their WWII soldiers. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY LIFE by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2002

"Readable and comfortably undemanding. Fans will enjoy."
Oprah's Book Clubber Berg (Open House, 2000, etc.) offers 15 stories deftly detailing those defining moments in ordinary women's lives when fresh insights help explain their discontents. 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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THE ART OF MENDING by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"A less-well-developed plot than usual, but, as always, readable."
A seemingly perfect family deliberately hides unpalatable truths that come to light only decades later. 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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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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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 >