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In this new novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames-recently widowed, coping with loss and grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her-is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is meddling in her life, offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice. Helens problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild-mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement, but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helens husband before he died. In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence, Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated. And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family.

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The bestselling author of The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted and The Year of Pleasures returns with a wonderful novel about a woman, a daughter, and a surprising change in life

Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals--spent by Helen's husband before he died. What could he possibly have been doing? And what is Helen to do now? Why does Helen's daughter object to her mother's applying for a job--and why doesn't Tessa meet a nice man and get married?

What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, revelatory--and leads Helen and her daughter to embark on new adventures, and change.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels as well as two works of nonfiction. Open House was an Oprahs Book Club selection, Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for an Abby Award. Her bestsellers also include The Year of Pleasures, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, and Dream When Youre Feeling Blue. Berg has been honored by both the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library and is a popular speaker at various venues around the country. She lives near Chicago.

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Neva Knott, April 20, 2013 (view all comments by Neva Knott)
Home Safe is a quick read, yet one with more literary merit than an airport book, for sure. What drew me in was Elizabeth Berg's ability to know the effects of grief and trauma and her ability to build those behaviors into the main character, Helen. That said, Helen's strength is what pulls the story forward. This is not a sappy story of loss; instead, it is one of moving forward. Rich characters and some plot surprises help Helen along the the narrative path.
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bbrrtt1, July 30, 2010 (view all comments by bbrrtt1)
I just finished Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg, this was the first time I have read anything by Berg and I enjoyed the story. It was well written and kept my attention. It's a story about love and loss and the bonds between a mother and daughter, good and bad. It left me with an uplifted feeling and reminded me to be thankful for the things we have, and the things we lose in this very brief gift of life we've been given here on earth.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739328415
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Random House Large Print Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.08x6.32x.94 in. .85 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Random House Large Print Publishing - English 9780739328415 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted and The Year of Pleasures returns with a wonderful novel about a woman, a daughter, and a surprising change in life

Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals--spent by Helen's husband before he died. What could he possibly have been doing? And what is Helen to do now? Why does Helen's daughter object to her mother's applying for a job--and why doesn't Tessa meet a nice man and get married?

What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, revelatory--and leads Helen and her daughter to embark on new adventures, and change.

From the Hardcover edition.

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