Elizabeth Berg





Elizabeth Berg

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in St. Paul, Minnesota, The United States
December 02, 1948

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Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including We Are All Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY Award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Elizabeth Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.


Average rating: 3.67 · 146,986 ratings · 12,998 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Open House
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 36,447 ratings — published 2000 — 37 editions
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What We Keep
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 9,646 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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The Year of Pleasures
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 7,860 ratings — published 2005 — 20 editions
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Talk Before Sleep
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 7,325 ratings — published 1993 — 32 editions
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The Art of Mending
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 6,985 ratings — published 2004 — 25 editions
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Home Safe
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 7,376 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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We Are All Welcome Here
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 6,018 ratings — published 2006 — 22 editions
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Durable Goods (Katie Nash, #1)
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,698 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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Dream When You're Feeling Blue
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 5,958 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Pull of The Moon
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 5,218 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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“There are random moments - tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children's rooms - when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Art of Mending

“I hadn't realized how much I'd been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to.”
Elizabeth Berg, Talk Before Sleep

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

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