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    • The Story of Arthur Truluv

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    Three people find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of belonging in this deeply moving novel. Arthur, an old widower struggling to overcome his grief, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who avoids school by hiding out where Arthur goes every day for lunch. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sickly Sweet

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Night of Miracles

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Lucille Howard is getting on in years, but she stays busy. Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln's parents aren't the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book - ho-hum narration

    • By Kay on 12-01-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Pull of the Moon

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    In the middle of her life, Nan decides to leave her husband at home and begin an impromptu trek across the country, carrying with her a turquoise leather journal she intends to fill. The Pull of the Moon is a novel about a woman coming to terms with issues of importance to all women. In her journal, Nan addresses the thorniness - and the allure - of marriage, the sweet ties to children, and the gifts and lessons that come from random encounters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For women over 50

    • By Laura on 07-07-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Open House

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Becky Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    In this superb novel - an Oprah Book Club selection - a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house to strangers and her heart to the simple miracle of possibility.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Open House

    • By Iris on 11-11-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Pull of the Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Best-selling author Elizabeth Berg has published fiction and nonfiction in The New York Times Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, and New Woman. She has been nominated for a National Magazine Award for her graceful, witty writing. In The Pull of the Moon, she alternates letters and journal entries to trace a middle-aged woman’s impulsive, and solitary, drive across country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't finish

    • By Becky on 10-28-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Dream When You're Feeling Blue

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Stop Listening

    • By Christine on 05-12-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

    • Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman rebels, kicks up her heels, and commits a small act of liberation. Imagine that the people in these wonderful stories - who do all of these things and more - are asking you, "What would you do, if nobody was looking?"

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Different

    • By Laiza on 04-10-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • True to Form

    • Katie Nash, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Katie Nash is 13 years old in 1961, and she's facing a summer full of conflict. Her father has enlisted her in two care-taking jobs - baby-sitting for the rambunctious Wexler boys and, equally challenging, looking after Mrs. Randolph, her elderly, bedridden neighbor. To make matters worse, Katie has been forcibly inducted into the "loser" Girl Scout troop, compliments of her only new friend Cynthia's controlling mother. Her only saving grace is a trip to her childhood hometown in Texas, to visit her best friend Cherylanne. But people and places change - and Cherylanne is no exception.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Never Change

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A self-anointed spinster at 51, Myra Lipinski is reasonably content with her quiet life, her dog, Frank, and her career as a visiting nurse. But everything changes when Chip Reardon, the golden boy she adored in high school, is assigned as her new patient. Choosing to forgo treatment for an incurable illness, Chip has returned to his New England hometown to spend what time he has left. Now, Myra and Chip find themselves engaged in a poignant redefinition of roles, and a complicated dance of memory, ambivalence, and longing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a downer

    • By coach on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Art of Mending

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    As soon as she arrives at her family's annual reunion, Laura Bartone realizes that something is not right with her sister. Wrapped up in past events, Caroline is the family's black sheep. When she confronts Laura and their brother with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Berg never disappoints

    • By Linda on 03-14-09

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Once Upon a Time, There Was You

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common - nothing except the most important person in each of their lives: Sadie, their spirited eighteen-year-old daughter. Feeling smothered by Irene and distanced from John, Sadie is growing more and more attached to her new boyfriend, Ron. When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support the daughter they love so dearly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bored to tears

    • By Leigh on 12-01-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • What We Keep

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Ginny Young is on a plane en route to see her mother, whom she hasn't seen or spoken to for 35 years. She thinks back to the summer of 1958, when she and her sister, Sharla, were young girls. Moving back and forth in time between the girl she once was and the woman she's become, Ginny at last confronts painful choices that occur in almost any woman's life and learns surprising truths about the people she thought she knew best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bebop

    • By BARBARA A BROWN on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Talk Before Sleep

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    What do you say when you know you don’t have forever? Ruth has been Ann’s closest friend for years - her confidante, her solace, her comic relief, her tutor in life’s mysterious ways. So when Ruth becomes ill, Ann is there for her without question. After all, it is Ruth who encouraged Ann to become who she is, Ruth whose rebellious, eccentric spirit provided the perfect counterpoint to Ann’s conventional, safe outlook. And so the friends go on as they always have…gossiping, consoling, and sharing intimate secrets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabeth Berg: Always a Surprise

    • By Pamela Harvey on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Joy School

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A story that tugs at the heartstrings...Thirteen-year-old Katie is new to her Missouri town, living alone with a stern, inaccessible father following her mother’s death. Unable to fit in at school, she forges alliances where she can: With her housekeeper, with a pimply fellow misfit named Cynthia, and with the gorgeous Taylor, who gets her kicks out of shoplifting. Most frustrating of all is Katie’s imperfect friendship with the proprietor of a local gas station, a handsome twenty-three-year-old who shares her love of checkers but doesn’t return her crush.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Performer wasn't my favorite

    • By Nelle Nosnarb on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Dream Lover

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93

    George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behavior. After leaving her estranged husband, Sand moved to Paris where she wrote, wore men's clothing, smoked cigars, and had love affairs with famous men and an actress named Marie. In an era of incredible artistic talent, Sand was the most famous female writer of her time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I expected from other comments.

    • By Jeanine on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Year of Pleasures

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin life anew. Though still dealing with her sorrow, Betta nonetheless is determined to find pleasure in her simple daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected ways are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from her college days with whom she reconnects, a young man who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome widower who is ready for love.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot open the book

    • By Gay Groce on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $19.56

    • We Are All Welcome Here

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    It is the summer of 1964. In Mississippi, tensions are mounting over civil-rights demonstrations occurring ever more frequently - and violently - across the state. But in Paige Dunn's small house, there are more immediate concerns. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her last month of pregnancy, Paige is determined to live as normal a life as possible and to raise her daughter, Diana, with the support of her tough-talking black caregiver, Peacie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GET THIS BOOK

    • By Beverly on 06-30-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Durable Goods

    • Katie Nash, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    On the hot Texas army base she calls home, Katie spends the lazy days of her summer waiting: waiting to grow up; waiting for Dickie Mack to fall in love with her; waiting for her breasts to blossom; waiting for the beatings to stop. Since their mother died, Katie and her older sister, Diane, have struggled to understand their increasingly distant, often violent father. While Diane escapes into the arms of her boyfriend, Katie hides in her room or escapes to her best friend’s house - until Katie’s admiration for her strong-willed sister leads her on an adventure that transforms her life.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Range of Motion

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship. A young man named Jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, and his wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Uplifting and Hopeful

    • By RueRue on 08-27-14

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Last Time I Saw You

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    From the beloved best-selling author of Home Safe and The Year of Pleasures comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another - and themselves - at their 40th high-school reunion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • completely entertaining

    • By LJ Web on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $27.93

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