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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 349
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • predictable

    • By lisa on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Night of Miracles

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • What We Keep

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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
    • Ellen Berg???

    • By ELLEN G. WEEKS on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $16.95

    • 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 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • Open House

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Becky Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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 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

    • The Pull of the Moon

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • The Pull of the Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Home Safe

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 34

    Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her 27-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals, spent by Helen's husband before he died. What could he possibly have been doing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Personal Best for Berg

    • By Pamela Harvey on 07-23-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Art of Mending

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • Still Happy

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Still Happy is Elizabeth's second collection of Facebook posts. Her first, Make Someone Happy, did indeed make many people happy, and so, due to popular demand, she has put together a second volume, which includes "The Book of Homer", a tribute to her beloved dog who recently died. Still Happy, like Make Someone Happy, exemplifies Berg's gift, as the Boston Globe said, "in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday."

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Last Time I Saw You

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • 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 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Tapestry of Fortunes

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen - and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a roadtrip to find the people and things they miss.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mellow story

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • 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

    • Until the Real Thing Comes Along

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Patty Murphy is facing that pivotal point in a woman's life when her biological clock ticks as insistently as a beating heart. Will she find Mr. Right and start a family? But Patty is in love - with a man who is not only attractive and financially sound, but sensitive and warmhearted. There's just one small problem: He is also gay.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

    • Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 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

    • Joy School

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • 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 Handmaid and the Carpenter

    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    In this wonderful novel about love and trust, hope and belief, Elizabeth Berg, the best-selling author of We Are All Welcome Here and The Year of Pleasures, transports us to Nazareth in biblical times to reimagine the events of the classic Christmas story. We meet Mary (young, strong, and inquisitive) as she first meets Joseph, a serious-minded young carpenter who is steadfastly devoted to the religious traditions of their people.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not biblical do not recommend

    • By Consumer2 on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Make Someone Happy

    • Favorite Postings
    • By: Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Berg
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is a collection of Elizabeth Berg's most-loved Facebook posts. She was asked by many to put these short essays into book form, to create something to "take to the beach, or bed, or on an airplane". Elizabeth and her friend, Phyllis Florin, happily complied, and they hope that their offering will be as welcome as flowers in a mailbox.

    Regular price: $13.99

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