Say When (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Berg

Washington Square Press, 9780743411370, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2004



When is a marriage worth saving and when is it best to let go? When do half-truths turn into full-blown lies? When does betrayal end and passion begin?
Say When is a compelling, complex novel that takes readers into the heart of a modern marriage where companionship and intimacy, and denial and pain, so often collide. "Of course he knew she was seeing someone," begins the story of Frank Griffin, a man who's willing to overlook his wife's infidelity -- he would let her have this, this thrilling little romance -- for the sake of keeping his family intact. But when the forty-year-old Ellen requests a divorce on the basis that she has finally found true, romantic love, Griffin must decide whether to fight or flee...or search elsewhere for the kind of life he always dreamed of.
With Elizabeth Berg's trademark blend of rare insight, raw emotion, and hard-won wisdom, Say When is a work of startling revelation that no reader will soon forget.

Praise For Say When

Anita Shreve
Boston Globe

[A] deft and seamless novel.

Philadelphia Inquirer

[A] riveting, believable account of a flawed but well-meaning couple searching in different ways to find happiness.

The Dallas Morning News

With masterful dialogue both poignant and funny,
Ms. Berg places readers at the heart of this family.