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by Elizabeth Berg

  • Author: Elizabeth Berg
  • ISBN: 0099476460
  • ISBN13: 978-0099476467
  • ePub: 1106 kb | FB2: 1355 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 718
  • Format: mbr lit mobi rtf
The Art of Mending ePub download

Random house new york. Part 12. About the Author. Also by Elizabeth Berg. For those who find forgiveness.

Random house new york. and for those who find the truth. by way of forgiveness.

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The Art of Mending book. Interspersed between th The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg is about a quilter who discovers a family secret. As siblings gather for an annual reunion, the middle child reveals that she was the victim of physical and emotional abuse by her mother, but the siblings have a difficult time believing the revelation, as it is years after the events.

I don’t think I slept more than three hours last night, she said. I turned, coffee measure in my hand, midair. She sat heavily at the table. Your father nd then early this morning he said his arm felt numb. Oh, my God, it’s his heart!. No, no, it’s not. It’s nothing like that. He just had a checkup. I think he slept on it wrong. Let me take a look at him, I said. As if I’d know anything. But I was the oldest, so I acted like I did. He’s asleep again. I’m sure it’s no emergency.

Elizabeth Berg, bestselling author of The Art of Mending and The Year of Pleasures, has a rare talent for revealing her characters’ hearts and minds in a manner that makes us empathize completely. Her new novel, We Are All Welcome Here, features three women, each struggling against overwhelming odds for her own kind of freedom.

About The Art of Mending. Elizabeth Berg is one of those rare souls who can play with truths as if swinging across the void from one trapeze to another. NATIONAL BESTSELLER, Revelations about a seemingly ordinary mother force her adult children to reexamine their lives in this absorbing novel about family secrets (The Dallas Morning News). Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture of excitement and wariness.

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Is it ever too late to make up for the past? Laura Bartone looks forward to her annual family reunion with a mixture of excitement and wariness. Every year, she and her siblings return to their parents' home outside Minneapolis to attend the state fair. This year, things are different. As soon as she arrives, Laura realizes that something is not right with her sister Caroline. On their first evening together, Caroline confronts Laura and their brother Steve with devastating allegations about their mother. Taken aback and incredulous, the siblings are unable to reconcile their perception of their childhood. A sudden tragedy forces them to face the past, their own culpability and their need for love and forgiveness.
Zeus Wooden
I think families are even more complicated when siblings are adults and return home with their own kids. Memories fade or not, and do all parents love their children equally? No one writes a story like this better than Berg.
I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed other Elizabeth Berg novels. In fact, she’s one of my favorite authors. However, this book was a real disappointment, especially coming some such a wonderful writer. Nothing seemed to happen. The events that did take place seemed totally unbelievable, and there was so much left unexplained. Some things just popped out of nowhere and had no reason to be in the book and did not even make sense... one example was where the protagonist told her husband out of the clear blue sky that her best friend wanted another baby...her husband then said he would like the same thing. What? Maybe I missed something, but the author seemed to make a point of stressing that she married late and was well into middle age, so I assumed her friend was too, but then they all started this idea of having another baby...why? Then that just dropped into the abyss and wasn’t mentioned again and seemed to be just something tossed out there as a disjointed statement with no bearing on what little plot existed. The biggest disappointment was the ending...it seemed as if the author drove forward quickly at the end and then simply put the brakes on, throwing us all forward in the vehicle. I didn’t even realize that the book had ended at first; I couldn’t believe it. I thought maybe part of the novel was missing from my copy. It was an unrealistic ending...”Oh, everything is okay, my solution is to go shopping together and everything will be just fine!” Elizabeth Berg is too good for this type of cheat to the reader...it was almost as if she couldn’t stand the characters or the run-on story any longer herself and decided to just get it the heck over with by finishing the darn thing. It seemed an amateurish attempt at writing, not the usual Elizabeth Berg quality.
I have read one other Berg book, Never Change, and find that I love her lyrical voice. I decided at once to read all of her books. "The Art of Mending", in addition to reading poetically, carries many messages about how to cope with life. The messages are not strident, but a natural outgrowth of the interaction of the characters and plot. They are not "lessons". You will love Laura at once, think her brother Steve is okay, and be puzzled, at times even repelled by Caroline and their mother. By the end of the novel you love, or at least understand, them all. This is a very gratifying read.
This is the third of Elizabeth Berg's books that I've read, and I've enjoyed each. While they're similar in some ways, their plots and people are different. All have at least one person who is sick and/or dying, and all have fascinating and somewhat complicated relationships and connections. Plus, despite the issues and thorns in the characters' lives, each book concludes in a believable, although not necessarily desirable way. Sometimes readers want happily ever after, but that's not how "real life" is, and Ms. Berg's novels mirror its ups and downs and joys and disappointments.

The writing is smooth, the dialogue is realistic, and the action and thoughts of the characters are believable. What's not to like?
This is an interesting and thought provoking book. It is a story about issues which all families experience when siblings of three are involved. Each person sees his /her reality from a different perspective which includes disappointments, hurt feelings and pain. In the end, family love can prevail if everyone truly believes in family. Highly recommend and the author writes in such a way to help give families some hope for resolution to some of life's messy situations.
Rollers from Abdun
This is the only book I've read by Elizabeth Berg. A friend recommended her books, so I picked this one up when the Kindle version was on sale. It had a lot of melodrama while dealing with an unexpected death, child abuse, and family secrets. Nonetheless I kept on reading. I probably would have given it four stars if not for the ending. It seemed completely unrealistic and anticlimactic. I could hardly believe this was supposed to be the outcome.
I have read several of Elizabeth Berg's offerings,and she never disappoints. This story about a family and the human failings that affected them all spoke to me on several levels. We DON'T always know what is going on with others in our family; we DO just want to live our own lives, rather than trying to fix someone else's; we can only TRY to be the person we should be...and we might fail.
I read this book every year. So can you.
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