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Elizabeth Berg - Hol ​volt, hol nem volt...
John ​és Irene Marsh valaha házasok voltak, most azonban az Amerikai Egyesült Államok két végében élnek. Látszólag csak egyvalami köti össze őket, pontosabban egyvalaki, a lányuk. Amikor Sadie, a szülei tudomása szerint, hétvégi sziklamászásra indul, és nem jelentkezik időben, az anyja rögtön a legrosszabbra gondol, és értesíti a volt férjét. John haladéktalanul San Franciscóba repül, hogy vele legyen a nehéz percekben, de arra egyikük sem számít, hogy a váratlan együttlét mindannyiuk életében sorsfordító változásokat hoz. Újrakezdhető-e bármi is az életben, amit valaha a félelem, az óvatosság, a közöny szakított ketté? Vagy tanulva a hibákból az ember képes átszabni a sorsát? Elvethetők vajon a régi megszokások, felülírhatók a bevett családi minták? Elizabeth Berg két generáció mindennapjait bemutató regénye ezeket a kérdéseket járja körül; érzelmes-bús könyve az újrakezdés, a saját történet megtalálásába vetett hit tanúbizonysága.

Elizabeth Berg - Álmok ​szárnyán
George ​Sand. Egy kivételes asszony, aki a szeretetben, a szerelemben kereste a vágyva vágyott teljességet, amely talán sosem lehetett az övé. Szoros barátságot ápolt Gustave Flaubert-rel, Liszt Ferenccel, szeretői között tudhatta Alfred Musset-t és Frédéric Chopint is. Az első női bestsellerszerző, akinek megadatott, hogy a műveiből megéljen. Egy lánglelkű újító, egy határozott, eltökélt nő, aki sok tekintetben messze megelőzte korát. Elizabeth Berg regényében meseszépen és érzékenyen idézi meg az írónő életútját, amelyben örömteli pillanatok és tragédiák, szerelem, szenvedély, hit és hivatástudat kéz a kézben járnak.

Elizabeth Berg - Sorsok ​szőttese
Cecilia ​Ross motivációs szónokként arra biztatja az embereket, hogy változtassanak az életükön, az ő élete azonban lassan elmerül a megszokások tengerében. Legjobb barátnője halála és egy váratlan levél egykori szerelmétől azonban kizökkenti a régi kerékvágásból. Úgy dönt, elérkezett a változás ideje, ezért önkéntes munkát vállal egy helyi hospice-ban, eladja minnesotai otthonát, majd beköltözik egy gyönyörű, régi kertes házba, ahol három másik nő lakótársa lesz. Azért, hogy helyrehozzák a múltban elkövetett hibáikat, Cecilia, Lise, Joni és Renie közös utazásra indulnak, amelynek során nemcsak elveszettnek hitt szerelmeikre találnak rá újra, de önmagukat is jobban megismerik. Elizabeth Berg megindító regényében négy asszony sorsa fonódik össze, akiknek teljesen különböző a múltja, a jelenüket és a jövőjüket azonban meghatározza az egymás iránt érzett szeretet és barátság.

Elizabeth Berg - The ​Pull Of The Moon
In ​the middle of her life, Nan decides to leave her husband at home and begin an impromptu trek across the country, carrying with her a turquoise leather journal she intends to fill. The Pull of the Moon is a novel about a woman coming to terms with issues of importance to all women. In her journal, Nan addresses the thorniness—and the allure—of marriage, the sweet ties to children, and the gifts and lessons that come from random encounters with strangers, including a handsome man appearing out of the woods and a lonely housewife sitting on her front porch steps. Most of all, Nan writes about the need for the self to stay alive. In this luminous and exquisitely written novel, Elizabeth Berg shows how sometimes you have to leave your life behind in order to find it.

Elizabeth Berg - Open ​House
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.

Elizabeth Berg - Joy ​School
Thirteen-year-old ​Katie is new to her Missouri town, living alone with a stern, inaccessible father following her mother's death. Unable to fit in at school, she forges alliances where she can: with her housekeeper, with a pimply fellow misfit named Cynthia, and with the gorgeous Taylor, who gets her kicks out of shoplifting. Most frustrating of all is Katie's imperfect friendship with the proprietor of a local gas station, a handsome 23-year-old who shares her love of checkers but doesn't return her crush. With humor and an eye for telling detail, Berg conveys the way each uncompromising element of Katie's life ultimately offers her more than she had anticipated.

Elizabeth Berg - The ​Art of Mending
It ​begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets—secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart. In renowned author Elizabeth Berg’s moving new novel, unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past? Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture of excitement and wariness. Yet this year’s gathering will prove to be much more trying than either she or her siblings imagined. As soon as she arrives, Laura realizes that something is not right with her sister. Forever wrapped up in events of long ago, Caroline is the family’s restless black sheep. When Caroline confronts Laura and their brother, Steve, with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness. Readers have come to love Elizabeth Berg for the “lucent beauty of [her] prose, the verity of her insights, and the tenderness of her regard for her fellow human” (Booklist). In The Art of Mending, her most profound and emotionally satisfying novel to date, she confronts some of the deepest mysteries of life, as she explores how even the largest sins can be forgiven by the smallest gestures, and how grace can come to many through the trials of one.

Elizabeth Berg - Home ​Safe
In ​this stunning 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 grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her–is beginning to depend too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, meddling in her life and offering unsolicited advice. Then Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and seemingly loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. When a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery, both mother and daughter reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family.

Elizabeth Berg - A ​Year of Pleasures
Betta ​Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin life anew. Though still dealing with her sorrow, Betta nonetheless is determined to find pleasure in her simple 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 with whom she reconnects, a young man who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome widower who is ready for love. Elizabeth Berg's The Year of Pleasures is about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, and art. Above all, The Year of Pleasures is about the various kindnesses people can - and do - provide one another. Betta's journey from grief to joy is a meaningful reminder of what is available to us all, regardless of what fate has in store. This exquisite book suggests that no matter what we lose, life is ready to give bountifully to those who will receive.

Elizabeth Berg - The ​Story of Arthur Truluv
A ​beautiful, life-affirming novel about a remarkably loving man who creates for himself and others second chances at happiness. A moving novel about three people who find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of happiness. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is avoiding school by hiding out at the cemetery, where Arthur goes every day for lunch to have imaginary conversations with his late wife, and think about the lives of others. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation. Maddy gives Arthur the name Truluv, for his loving and positive responses to every outrageous thing she says or does. With Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille, they create a loving and unconventional family, proving that life’s most precious moments are sweeter when shared.

Elizabeth Berg - The ​Dream Lover
At ​the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman who defied the confines of society. Sand’s many lovers and friends include Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Marie Dorval, and Alfred de Musset. As Sand welcomes fame and friendship, she fights to overcome heartbreak and prejudice, failure and loss. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men. Will the life she longs for always be just out of reach—a dream? Brilliantly written in luminous prose, and with remarkable insights into the heart and mind of a literary force, The Dream Lover tells the unforgettable story of a courageous, irresistible woman.