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Elizabeth Berg

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.

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The Dream Lover
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Random House | Hardcover | April 14, 2015
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-9315-8 (0-8129-9315-2)

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg has written a lush historical novel based on the sensuous Parisian life of the nineteenth-century writer George Sand—which is perfect for readers of Nancy Horan and Elizabeth Gilbert.
 
At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving... Read more






Tapestry of Fortunes
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-53379-1 (0-345-53379-8)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this superb new novel by the beloved author of Open House, Home Safe, and The Last Time I Saw You, four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes.
 
Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who encourages others to change... Read more






Tapestry of Fortunes
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-2100-2 (0-8041-2100-1)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this superb new novel by the beloved author of Open House, Home Safe, and The Last Time I Saw You, four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes.
 
Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who encourages others to change... Read more






Range of Motion
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-51216-1 (0-345-51216-2)

In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship. A young man named Jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, and his wife, Lainey, is the only one who... Read more






Once Upon a Time, There Was You
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-51732-6 (0-345-51732-6)

Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common—nothing except the most important person in each of their lives: Sadie, their spirited...

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The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-48753-7 (0-345-48753-2)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Now with an additional story

Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman kicks up her heels and commits a small act of liberation. What would you do if you could shed the “shoulds” and do, say—and eat—whatever you really desired? Go AWOL from Weight...

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Once Upon a Time, There Was You
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 2011
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-7393-7813-7 (0-7393-7813-9)

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Home Safe and The Last Time I Saw You comes a beautiful and moving novel about a man and woman, long divorced, who rediscover the power of love and family in the midst of an unthinkable crisis. 

Even on their wedding day... Read more






The Last Time I Saw You
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-51731-9 (0-345-51731-8)

As onetime classmates meet up over the course of a weekend for their fortieth high school reunion, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy, the reunion brings with it the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heartthrob. For the... Read more






The Last Time I Saw You
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-7393-7741-3 (0-7393-7741-8)

From the beloved bestselling author of Home Safe and The Year of Pleasures, comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another—and themselves—at their fortieth high school reunion.

To each of the men and women in The Last Time I Saw You, this reunion means something different—a last... Read more






The Pull of the Moon
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-51217-8 (0-345-51217-0)

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... Read more






Home Safe
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-48755-1 (0-345-48755-9)

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... Read more






Home Safe
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-7393-2841-5 (0-7393-2841-7)

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... Read more






The Handmaid and the Carpenter
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 2008
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-50591-0 (0-345-50591-3)

This wonderful novel transports us to Nazareth in biblical times, where we meet Mary and Joseph–and understand them as never before: young, in love, and suddenly faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Aided by a great and abiding love, they endure challenges to their relationship as well as threats to their lives... Read more






Dream When You're Feeling Blue
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-48754-4 (0-345-48754-0)

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters, their lively Irish family, and the men they love.
As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are... Read more






We Are All Welcome Here
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7100-2 (0-8129-7100-0)

Elizabeth Berg, bestselling author of The Art of Mending and The Year of Pleasures, has a rare talent for revealing her characters’ hearts and minds in a manner that makes us empathize completely. Her new novel, We Are All Welcome Here, features three women, each struggling against overwhelming odds for her... Read more






Talk Before Sleep
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | November 2006
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-49125-1 (0-345-49125-4)

"Until that moment, I hadn't realized how much I'd been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to."

They met at a party.  It was hate at first sight.  Ruth was far too beautiful, too flamboyant.  Not at all Ann's kind of person.  Until a chance encounter in the bathroom led to... Read more






The Year of Pleasures
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | March 2006
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7099-9 (0-8129-7099-3)

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... Read more






The Art of Mending
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Fawcett | Paperback | February 2006
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-48648-6 (0-345-48648-X)

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... Read more






The Art of Mending
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7098-2 (0-8129-7098-5)

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... Read more






Durable Goods
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6814-9 (0-8129-6814-X)

On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her... Read more






Ordinary Life
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6813-2 (0-8129-6813-1)

In this superb collection of short stories, Elizabeth Berg takes us into remarkable moments in the lives of women, when memories and events come together to create a sense of coherence, understanding, and change. In “Ordinary Life,” Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, shutting out her husband... Read more






Open House
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-43516-3 (0-345-43516-8)

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... Read more






Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | June 2000
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-43739-6 (0-345-43739-X)

Patty Murphy is facing that pivotal point in a woman's life when her biological clock ticks as insistently as a beating heart. Will she find Mr. Right and start a family? But Patty is in love--with a man who is not only attractive and financially sound, but sensitive and warmhearted. There's... Read more






What We Keep
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1999
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-42329-0 (0-345-42329-1)

Do you ever really know your mother, your daughter, the people in your family? In this rich and rewarding new novel by the beloved bestselling author of
Talk Before Sleep and The Pull of the Moon, a reunion between two sisters and their mother reveals how the secrets and complexities of... Read more






Joy School
Written by Elizabeth Berg
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | March 1998
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-42309-2 (0-345-42309-7)

In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love -- and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of joy.

Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone: her much-loved mother is dead... Read more





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