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.

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Open House

3.69 avg rating — 52,802 ratings — published 2000 — 41 editions
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What We Keep

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The Year of Pleasures

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Talk Before Sleep

3.94 avg rating — 10,122 ratings — published 1993 — 34 editions
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Home Safe

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The Art of Mending

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We Are All Welcome Here

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Durable Goods (Katie Nash, #1)

3.83 avg rating — 8,409 ratings — published 1993 — 26 editions
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Tapestry of Fortunes

3.47 avg rating — 9,150 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

“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

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