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Open House (Oprah's Book Club)

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ISBN13: 9780345435163
ISBN10: 0345435168
Condition: Standard
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In this superb novel by the beloved author of Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, and Until the Real Thing Comes Along, a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart.

Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money. To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so helpful. A new friend, King, an untraditional man, suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. In order to really see people, she has to look within her heart. And in order to know who she is, she has to remember--and reclaim--the person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage. Open House is a love story about what can blossom between a man and a woman, and within a woman herself.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Berg writes with clarity, accurately capturing the aftermath of an adjustment of the heart. Her characters are true to life, with diverse and complex emotional reactions to real-life situations." Library Journal

Review:

"Skillfully crafted, with a fluidity and snap that will delight Berg's fans but, when all is said and done, a distressingly familiar story." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A woman recreates her life after divorce by opening her house to strangers — and her heart to the simple miracle of possibility — in this unforgettable, deeply felt story by the author of Talk Before Sleep and Range of Motion. Now in paperback, this bestseller was an Oprah Book Club Selection in hardcover.

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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idahogrl, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by idahogrl)
This is an excellent novel about the life of a typical American housewife with a jerk of an ex husband. The main character is competely relateable, and you really can't help but cheer her along throughout. I particularly love the descriptions of linens and antiques she finds and covets. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345435163
Manufactured:
Ballantine Books
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)
Series Volume:
3603
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.22x5.45x.60 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345435163 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Berg writes with clarity, accurately capturing the aftermath of an adjustment of the heart. Her characters are true to life, with diverse and complex emotional reactions to real-life situations."
"Review" by , "Skillfully crafted, with a fluidity and snap that will delight Berg's fans but, when all is said and done, a distressingly familiar story."
"Synopsis" by , A woman recreates her life after divorce by opening her house to strangers — and her heart to the simple miracle of possibility — in this unforgettable, deeply felt story by the author of Talk Before Sleep and Range of Motion. Now in paperback, this bestseller was an Oprah Book Club Selection in hardcover.
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