Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780812968132, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2003
In White Dwarf and Martin's Letter to Nan, the secrets of a marriage are revealed with the sensitivity and brilliant insights about the human condition (Detroit Free Press) that have become a trademark of Berg's writing. The Charlotte Observer has said, Berg captures the way women think as well as any writer. Those qualities of wisdom and insight are everywhere present in Ordinary Life.
“Immediate, moment-to-moment storytelling that unfolds with the naturalism and authenticity of real life.” —The Boston Globe
“An extraordinary short story collection that deserves our closest attention.” —Detroit Free Press
“Elizabeth Berg’s gift as a storyteller lies most powerfully in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday.” —The Boston Globe
“Berg’s...deftly drawn pictures of ordinary life can help remind us of its oft-unheeded charms.” —Los Angeles Times