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The Year of Pleasures: A Novel

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In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author of The Art of Mending, and Open House, a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal. 

Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply 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, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love.

Elizabeth Berg's The Year of Pleasuresis about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, friends, and art. "Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love, and hope. And the transcendence that redeems," said Andre Dubus about Durable Goods. And the same could be said about The Year of Pleasures

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Synopsis:

Following the death of her husband, Betta Nolan fulfills her promise to him to move to a small town and build a new life for herself, following her as she strives to cope with her grief and find pleasure and solace in the ordinary things of everyday life--a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, art, and her garden. 100,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply 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, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love.

About the Author

ELIZABETH BERG is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, including The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House (an Oprah Book Club selection in 2000). Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY Award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Berg is also the author of a nonfiction book, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588364562
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Author:
Elizabeth Berg
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050405
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
206

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 206 pages Random House - English 9781588364562 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Following the death of her husband, Betta Nolan fulfills her promise to him to move to a small town and build a new life for herself, following her as she strives to cope with her grief and find pleasure and solace in the ordinary things of everyday life--a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, art, and her garden. 100,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply 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, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love.
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