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The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg
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Dec 30, 2010

bookshelves: 2010-audio-books, 2010fiction
Read in December, 2010

The Last Time I Saw You, by Elizabeth Berg, narrated by Elizabeth Berg, produced by Random House Audio, downloaded from audible.com.

As the reviewer of this book stated in Audiofile, she really is the best narrator of her own books and depicts her own characters better than anyone else could. I’ll use most of the publisher’s note here as it says as much as I could.

This novel is about women and men reconnecting with one another
- and themselves - at their 40th high-school reunion.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.As the one-time classmates meet up over the course
of a weekend, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, the reunion brings with it
the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it's
a chance to reexamine a painful past. For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet - or at least
that's what he tells himself. For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it's the hope of finding friendship before it is too late.As Dorothy, Mary Alice,
Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth reemerge, and
new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen.In this beautiful novel, Elizabeth Berg deftly weaves together
stories of roads taken and not taken, choices made and opportunities missed, and the possibilities of second chances.

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