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Berg, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 67 works in 750 publications in 14 languages and 78,928 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  Diary fiction  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3552.E6996, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Berg
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Berg
Open house : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,519 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 )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 3,500 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 )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 3,243 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3,138 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 )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,087 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
Say when by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,056 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
Home safe : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals spent by Helen's husband before he died
The last time I saw you : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,880 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
Once upon a time, there was you : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 2,840 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
Talk before sleep : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,585 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. By the author of Durable Goods
Tapestry of fortunes : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,544 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"--
Joy school by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,463 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
The handmaid and the carpenter : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,414 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
What we keep by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,386 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
Range of motion by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,215 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
Until the real thing comes along : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,120 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 )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after she turns 50, a woman runs away to find herself. As she drives across the country following the moon, Nan keeps a journal and writes letters, apprising her husband and her daughter of her progress, though not of her romance
The day I ate whatever I wanted : and other small acts of liberation by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,972 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
The dream lover : a novel by Elizabeth Berg( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,958 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"--
 
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Alternative Names
Elizabeth Berg Amerikaans verpleegster

Elizabeth Berg ancienne infirmière, romancière

Elizabeth Berg (author)

ברג, אליזבת

الیزابت برگ

버그, 엘리자베스 1948-

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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 changeSay whenHome safe : a novelThe last time I saw you : a novel