The Year of Pleasures

By Elizabeth Berg
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780812970999, 225pp.)

Publication Date: March 28, 2006

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Description
In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author of "The Art of Mending," and "Open House," a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal.
Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply 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, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love.
Elizabeth Berg's "The Year of Pleasures"is about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty ofnature, music, friends, and art. "Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love, and hope. Andthe transcendence that redeems,"said Andre Dubus about "Durable Goods." Andthe same could be said about "The Year of Pleasures."

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Elizabeth Berg's work has won the NEBA Award for fiction and has been included twice on the ALA Best Books of the Year list. Her novel Open House was an Oprah's Book Club pick, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, and the New York Times Magazine. She lives outside Chicago, Illinois.
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