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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. Helen’s 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 Helen’s 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.

Synopsis:

Berg is a tender and enchanting storyteller who wisely celebrates the simple, sustaining elements of life… A keen and funny observer, she is the poet of kindness…This is] an insightful, graceful, and romantic novel.-Booklist

Berg gracefully renders, in tragic and comic detail, the notions that every life-however blessed-has its share of awful loss, and that even crushed, defeated hearts can be revived.-Publishers Weekly

Berg's] warmth, humor, and forgiving eye for human nature, mixing wry observation with heartwarming moments, make this a pleasant read.-Library Journal

A charming read.-People

Some of the best fiction plants us in someone else's life and forces us to keep turning the pages no matter how minute the details. Elizabeth Berg, who is expert at that technique, has produced one of her most honest and intimate novels with Home Safe.''-Boston Globe

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Recently widowed Helen Ames and her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa discover that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals from the Ames' retirement savings. What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, revelator

About the Author

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels as well as two works of nonfiction. Open House was an Oprah’s 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 You’re 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588368522
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Author:
Elizabeth Berg
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Contemporary Women
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
260

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

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Product details 260 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9781588368522 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Berg is a tender and enchanting storyteller who wisely celebrates the simple, sustaining elements of life… A keen and funny observer, she is the poet of kindness…This is] an insightful, graceful, and romantic novel.-Booklist

Berg gracefully renders, in tragic and comic detail, the notions that every life-however blessed-has its share of awful loss, and that even crushed, defeated hearts can be revived.-Publishers Weekly

Berg's] warmth, humor, and forgiving eye for human nature, mixing wry observation with heartwarming moments, make this a pleasant read.-Library Journal

A charming read.-People

Some of the best fiction plants us in someone else's life and forces us to keep turning the pages no matter how minute the details. Elizabeth Berg, who is expert at that technique, has produced one of her most honest and intimate novels with Home Safe.''-Boston Globe

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , Recently widowed Helen Ames and her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa discover that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals from the Ames' retirement savings. What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, revelator
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