"Beautifully written . . . 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 . . . [Ginny Young] crosses the country for a reluctant reunion with the mother she has not seen in 35 years. Berg's tender depiction of a young girl's view of the world is uncanny and gives this story its heart. She captures perfectly what it was like to grow up in the '50s, presenting it like a long-forgotten, but still sharp photograph . . .."
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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 New England Booksellers Association award for fiction. She lives in Massachusetts.