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The Year of Pleasures (Brilliance Audio on Compact Disc)

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Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin life anew. Though still dealing with her sorrow, Betta nonetheless is determined to find pleasure in her simple daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected ways are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from her college days with whom she reconnects, a young man who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome widower who is ready for love.

Elizabeth Berg's The Year of Pleasures is about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, and art. Above all, The Year of Pleasures is about the various kindnesses people can — and do — provide one another. Betta's journey from grief to joy is a meaningful reminder of what is available to us all, regardless of what fate has in store. This exquisite book suggests that no matter what we lose, life is ready to give bountifully to those who will receive.

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Classic Elizabeth Berg, this is an emotionally rich novel about connecting, and reconnecting, to the people in our lives. When Betta Nolan's husband dies, she honors a promise she made to him to move to a small town and start a new life. Without minimizing her great sorrow, she nonetheless attempts to find pleasure on a daily basis. Among the people who help her are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from the past with whom she reconnects, a twenty-year-old man/child who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome widower who is ready for love. Reinvention of a self and a life, through love and forming connections between one's past, present, and future is at the heart of this beautiful novel. "Maybe Freud didn't know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does." - USA Today

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Berg's unique gift is for capturing emotions and joys in women's lives, this time with the story of a woman who refuses to let widowhood define her, and goes about recreating a happy and meaningful life. She moves to a new town after the death of her husband, where she rents a room in a house with two young men. She forms a mother/lover relationship with one of the young men, then meets a man with whom she also starts a relationship, with complicated results. At the same time, she reconnects with three college friends; they don't live in her new town but they begin to correspond and visit each other. Reinvention of a self and a life, through love and forming connections between one's past, present, and future is at the heart of this beautiful novel.

Maybe Freud didn't know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does. - USA Today

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593557744
Read:
Burr, Sandra
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Burr, Sandra
Read:
Burr, Sandra
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Series:
Brilliance Audio on Compact Disc
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.51x6.91x1.04 in. .54 lbs.
Media Run Time:
480

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Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781593557744 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Classic Elizabeth Berg, this is an emotionally rich novel about connecting, and reconnecting, to the people in our lives. When Betta Nolan's husband dies, she honors a promise she made to him to move to a small town and start a new life. Without minimizing her great sorrow, she nonetheless attempts to find pleasure on a daily basis. Among the people who help her are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from the past with whom she reconnects, a twenty-year-old man/child who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome widower who is ready for love. Reinvention of a self and a life, through love and forming connections between one's past, present, and future is at the heart of this beautiful novel. "Maybe Freud didn't know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does." - USA Today
"Synopsis" by , Berg's unique gift is for capturing emotions and joys in women's lives, this time with the story of a woman who refuses to let widowhood define her, and goes about recreating a happy and meaningful life. She moves to a new town after the death of her husband, where she rents a room in a house with two young men. She forms a mother/lover relationship with one of the young men, then meets a man with whom she also starts a relationship, with complicated results. At the same time, she reconnects with three college friends; they don't live in her new town but they begin to correspond and visit each other. Reinvention of a self and a life, through love and forming connections between one's past, present, and future is at the heart of this beautiful novel.

Maybe Freud didn't know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does. - USA Today

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