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Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg
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Sep 11, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

I see that I'm in the minority in thinking this book was great. But I'm going to stick with five stars (four and a half?) because I enjoyed the book so thoroughly. You seldom get to read about relationships between people in older middle age-- and the conversations and details feel very real.

The story at the center of the book: what happens to the primary characters' daughter, Sadie, and the aftermath of a terrifying event. I was hooked on the plot and the believable resolutions of all of the story's conflicts. It felt like a sweet, realistic story which offered hope and joy for some characters (often characters whose prospects were not predictably great)-- and change for others, without having an all-loose-ends-tied-up happy ending.

I really like Elizabeth Berg's stories. And I especially liked this one. Gave me things to think about--which is always a plus.
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