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Ordinary Life: Storiesby Elizabeth Berg
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"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
"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
"[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
"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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