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What We Keepby Elizabeth Berg
Synopses & Reviews
“BERG KNOWS THE HEARTS OF HER CHARACTERS INTIMATELY, showing them with compassion, humor, and an illuminating generosity.”
–The Seattle Times
“BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN . . . [Ginny Young] crosses the country for a reluctant reunion with the mother she has not seen in 35 years. During the long hours of her flight, she returns in memory to the summer when she turned 12 and her family turned inside out. . . . What We Keep is about ties that are buried but not broken, wounds that are dressed but never heal, and love that changes form but somehow survives.”
“COMPELLING . . . Reading [this] book is like having an intimate conversation with a friend who is baring her soul.”
–Charleston Post and Courier
“TOUCHING . . . WHAT WE KEEP IS SOMETHING OF VALUE.”
–San Antonio Express-News
A touching, compassionate novel of childhood and family by the author of Open House follows one woman on a cross-country journey to see her long-estranged mother, which sparks memories of the summer she turned twelve. Reprint.
Elizabeth Berg's first novel, Durable Goods, was called "a gem" by Richard Bausch. Her other novels include Talk Before Sleep, Range of Motion, The Pull of the Moon, and Joy School. In 1997, she won the NEBA award for fiction. She lives in Massachusetts.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Elizabeth Berg’s novels Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. Talk Before Sleep was an ABBY finalist, a New York Times bestseller, and a national bestseller. The Pull of the Moon, Range of Motion, What We Keep, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along also were national bestsellers. Open House was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. In 1997, Berg won the NEBA Award in fiction. She lives in Massachusetts.
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