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The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
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Feb 15, 2010

really liked it

I really liked the writing, the characters, the setting...but the book ended too quickly. The main character, a recent widow in her 50's spends the book processing her grief and life without her husband. But by the time she makes the first big steps toward healing, the book ends and we read the rest of the story in one short epilogue. In my opinion, the whole book should have been the first half of the story. The best part remains untold. I was left with the feeling that the author was somehow constrained by a word count limit. Still, I'd read Elizabeth Berg again.

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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I read a Berg book awhile back. It was called 'Open House' or 'Full House' or something like that. Anyway, it was an Oprah book, which usually means gloom, despair and agony galore. ;) But this book was actually pretty good- a woman's husband walks out on her and she had to figure out what to do with her life. She has a big house, so she ends up running a boarding house of sorts. I remember thinking it ended too quickly, but I liked it alot.

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