The Year of Pleasures
By Elizabeth Berg
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780812970999, 225pp.)
Publication Date: March 28, 2006
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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.