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Berg, Elizabeth

Works: 70 works in 1,061 publications in 15 languages and 81,700 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Christmas stories  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
Open house : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The art of mending : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,402 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 )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply 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, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love
We are all welcome here : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,153 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
Dream when you're feeling blue : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,093 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, in a study of life during World War II from the perspective of the young men on the battlefield and the women left behind on the home front
Never change by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,988 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
Home safe : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,971 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
Say when by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,919 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
Once upon a time, there was you : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,818 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
The last time I saw you : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,804 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
True to form by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel ... author Elizabeth Berg revisits the heroine she so lovingly brought to life in Durable Goods and Joy School. It is set in 1961, and thirteen-year-old Katie is facing a summer full of conflict. First, instead of letting her find her own work for the season, Katie's father has arranged for two less-than-ideal baby-sitting jobs -- one for the rambunctious Wexler boys and another for Mrs. Randolph, a kind but elderly, bed-ridden neighbor. To make matters worse, Katie has been forcibly inducted into the "loser" Girl Scout troop organized by her only friend Cynthia's controlling and clueless mother. A much-anticipated visit to her former home in Texas and ex-best friend Cherylanne proves disappointing. And then comes an act of betrayal that leaves Katie questioning her views on friendship, on her ability not to take those she loves for granted, and, most important, on herself. "One thing to say about you, Katie, is that you are true. You should be proud of it, and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise," Cherylanne insists. But whether or not Katie will ever feel true to herself remains to be seen. This is a delicately told tale of a young girl wise beyond her years, whose growing pains finally awaken her to the clarity of forgiveness and a greater understanding of the complicated world around her. Full of the anguish and the joys of adolescence in a much more innocent time, the novel induces the reader to remember and reflect on their own moments of discovery and self-definition
Tapestry of fortunes : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,583 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"--
Talk before sleep : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story of a woman dying from cancer. The narrator is Ann Stanley, an unhappily married nurse. All the more reason for her to admire Ruth Thomas who leaves her husband, even though it means leaving her son, too. A bond develops between the two and when Ruth is struck with cancer Ann helps her die, the process described in minute detail
Joy school by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of first love featuring Katie, 13. When her father, a widowed army colonel, moves to another town, Katie meets Jimmy, 23, a garage attendant, and she falls in love with him. Unfortunately Jimmy is married and a father, and though he likes Katie very much he is not about to leave his family. A tale of platonic love, narrated by Katie. By the author of The Pull of the Moon
What we keep by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,329 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 handmaid and the carpenter : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new rendition of the Christmas story follows a young couple, Mary and Joseph, who are planning to be married, only to be confronted by an unexpected pregnancy that for Mary is a miracle and for Joseph, a challenge to his faith in his wife and in God
Range of motion by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,138 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
The dream lover : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,136 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"--
Until the real thing comes along : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 36-year-old Massachusetts woman, desperate for a baby, asks a gay friend to make her pregnant. He obliges and they live together, but his attraction to men makes her realize her future is as a single mother
The pull of the moon by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,015 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
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Audience level: 0.11 (from 0.09 for Open house ... to 0.71 for 2004 Illin ...)

Open house : a novel
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Berg Amerikaans verpleegster

Elizabeth Berg ancienne infirmière, romancière

Elizabeth Berg (author)

Elizabeth Berg (author) novelista estadounidense

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The art of mending : a novelThe year of pleasures : a novelWe are all welcome here : a novelDream when you're feeling blue : a novelNever changeHome safe : a novelSay whenOnce upon a time, there was you : a novel