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Berg, Elizabeth

Works: 82 works in 769 publications in 11 languages and 69,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Diary fiction  Road fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.E6996, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Elizabeth Berg
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Berg
Home safe : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, revelatory--and leads Helen and her daughter to embark on new adventures, and change
The art of mending : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning home for the annual family reunion, Laura Bartone and her brother, Steve, are stunned by their sister, Caroline, and her allegations of shocking behavior on the part of their mother, and are forced to come to terms with the truth and lies within their family, as well as painful cycle of denial, blame, repression, and forgiveness
The year of pleasures : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 3,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
We are all welcome here : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis's birth, tensions are mounting over civil-rights demonstrations occurring ever more frequently--and violently--across the state. But in Paige Dunn's small, ramshackle house, there are more immediate concerns. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her last month of pregnancy, Paige is nonetheless determined to live as normal a life as possible and to raise her daughter, Diana, in the way she sees fit--with the support of her tough-talking black caregiver, Peacie
Once upon a time, there was you : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing nothing in common except their 16-year-old daughter, divorced parents John and Irene reconnect in the wake of a devastating tragedy and discover things about each other that they had not revealed during their marriage
Dream when you're feeling blue : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After sending their men off to fight in the war, sisters Kitty and Louise Heaney join their flirtatious younger sister, Tish, in writing letters to servicemen overseas
Open house : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 3,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The last time I saw you : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To each of the men and women in "The last time I saw you", this reunion means something different. A last opportunity to say something long left unsaid, an escape from the bleaker realities of everyday life, a means to save a marriage on the rocks, or an opportunity to bond with a slightly estranged daughter, if only over what her mother should wear
Never change by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myra Lipinsky, a 51-year old visiting nurse, has been content to be a self-appointed spinster--until a man she adored in high school is struck by an incurable illness and returns to New England to spend what time he has left
Tapestry of fortunes : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen--and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a roadtrip to find again the people and things they miss. One woman wants to connect with a daughter she gave away at birth; another wants to visit her long-absent ex-husband; a third woman, a professional chef, is seeking new inspiration from the restaurants along the way. And Cecilia is looking for Dennis Halsinger, the man she never got over, who recently sent her a postcard out of the blue. This novel is classic Elizabeth Berg--a portrait of how women grow through the relationships that define them, and a testament to the power of female friendship"--
What we keep by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In San Francisco, two sisters visit their mother who walked out on the family 30 years earlier to devote herself to art. Now she has cancer and may die. One of the sisters is only doing it to please the other
The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur--a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur's kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname "Truluv." As Arthur's neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew." -- Back cover
The dream lover : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behavior. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men's clothing, smoked cigars, and had love affairs with famous men and an actress named Marie. In an era of incredible artistic talent, Sand was the most famous female writer of her time. Her lovers and friends included Frederic Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugene Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more. In a major departure, Elizabeth Berg has created a gorgeous novel about the life of George Sand, written in luminous prose, with exquisite insight into the heart and mind of a woman who was considered the most passionate and gifted genius of her time"--
The pull of the moon by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appearing for the first time in a trade edition, this novel from the bestselling author of Range of Motion is about a middle-age woman who begins an impromptu trek across the country and follows the pull of the moon to find her way home, writing down her thoughts in a leather journal. "Not a novel about a woman leaving home, but a human being finding her way back."--Chicago Tribune. "Turning 50 seems to turn women crazy. When Nan hits this mark, she hits the road, leaving behind her home and husband. Driving west from Boston, she consults only her own pleasure. And while this sounds easy, it is often arduous for Nan, who can hardly remember what her own pleasure is. The Pull of the Moon is upbeat from beginning to end."-Boston Sunday Globe. "Measured, delicate, and impossible to walk away from."-Entertainment Weekly
The day I ate whatever I wanted : and other small acts of liberation by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling anthology of short fiction, including eleven never-before-published pieces, explores the lives of women breaking free of the convention that controls their lives, in a collection that includes "Returns and Exchanges," "Over the Hill and Into the Woods," and the title story, about a woman who goes on a happiness binge after ditching Weight Watchers
Say when by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griffin is a happy man. Settled comfortably in a Chicago suburb, he adores his eight-year-old daughter, Zoe, and his wife, Ellen--shy, bookish Ellen, who is as dependable as she is dependent on him for his stability and his talent for gently controlling the world they inhabit. But when he wakes one morning to hear of his wife's love affair with another man and her request for a divorce, Griffin's view of life is irrevocably altered. Overnight he goes from being Ellen's husband to being her roommate, from a lover to a man denied passion and companionship. Now he must either move on for fight for his marriage, forgive his wife or condemn her for her betrayal, deny or face up to his part in the sudden undoing of his seemingly perfect life
Ordinary life : stories by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories focusing on those moments in women's lives that provide opportunity for reflection
Until the real thing comes along : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate for marriage and motherhood but impossibly in love with the wrong man, real estate agent Patty Hansen comes up with an ingenious, if offbeat, solution to accomplishing her goals
Range of motion by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a freak accident--ice fell on him as he walked in the street--a man lies in a coma in a hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lainey, his wife, is the only one who believes he will recover. She visits him every day, bringing family objects and talking of home, becoming ever more aware of the wonder and richness of daily life
Night of miracles : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious buttercream yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. Her classes have become so popular that she's hired Iris, a new resident of Mason, Missouri, as an assistant. Iris doesn't know how to bake but she needs to keep her mind off one big decision she sorely regrets. When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln's parents aren't the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community--just when they need it the most
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Audience level: 0.11 (from 0.09 for We are all ... to 0.29 for Make someo ...)

The art of mending : a novelThe year of pleasures : a novelWe are all welcome here : a novelOnce upon a time, there was you : a novelDream when you're feeling blue : a novelOpen house : a novelThe last time I saw you : a novelNever change
Alternative Names
Berg Elizabeta

Elizabeth Berg Amerikaans verpleegster

Elizabeth Berg ancienne infirmière, romancière

Elizabeth Berg (author)

Elizabeth Berg (author) novelista estadounidense

בערג, אליזבת

ברג, אליזבת

الیزابت برگ

버그, 엘리자베스 1948-


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