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Review:

"Berg zeroes in on the same kind of emotional revelations she plumbs in her novels....Affecting and sentimental, these stories could easily appear in the magazines sold at grocery checkout counters; as light commercial fiction, they should provide sustenance for Berg's fans." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Reading this collection is like being privy to one of these late-night conversations among women. You leave it feeling privileged, included, reassured by stories that are at once familiar and refreshingly different from your own." Susan Tekulve, Book Magazine

Review:

"[Berg's] short stories...cover the same territory [as her novels] with the same sensitivity and imagination, and their conciseness serves to intensify the lucent beauty of Berg's prose....[T]he title story, a portrait of a longtime marriage, is so radiant and wise it feels like a benediction." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Review:

"Immediate, moment-to-moment storytelling that unfolds with the naturalism and authenticity of real life." The Boston Globe

About the Author

Elizabeth Bergs novels Open House, The Pull of the Moon, Range of Motion, What We Keep, Never Change, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along were bestsellers. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. Talk Before Sleep was an ABBY finalist and a New York Times bestseller. In 1997, Berg won the NEBA Award in fiction, and in 2000 her novel Open House was named an Oprahs Book Club selection. She lives in Chicago.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812968132
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Author:
beth Berg
Author:
Eliza
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Women -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
short stories;fiction;women;marriage;relationships;anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
May 13, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.47 in 0.45 lb

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Product details 224 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812968132 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Berg zeroes in on the same kind of emotional revelations she plumbs in her novels....Affecting and sentimental, these stories could easily appear in the magazines sold at grocery checkout counters; as light commercial fiction, they should provide sustenance for Berg's fans."
"Review" by , "Reading this collection is like being privy to one of these late-night conversations among women. You leave it feeling privileged, included, reassured by stories that are at once familiar and refreshingly different from your own."
"Review" by , "[Berg's] short stories...cover the same territory [as her novels] with the same sensitivity and imagination, and their conciseness serves to intensify the lucent beauty of Berg's prose....[T]he title story, a portrait of a longtime marriage, is so radiant and wise it feels like a benediction."
"Review" by , "Immediate, moment-to-moment storytelling that unfolds with the naturalism and authenticity of real life."
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