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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Elizabeth Berg's Latest Book, Tapestry of Fortunes, Delivered, As Usual

I finished reading Elizabeth Berg's latest novel Tapestry of Fortunes night before last, but I was still enjoying the characters and the story so put off writing this blog post. I get to live in the book a tad longer that way.

Are you a fan of Elizabeth Berg? She is such a good, organic writer. I've read most of her books and would recommend any to any one. She really can take a simple story and bring out a few salient points that make such good sense. 

In Tapestry of Fortune, I was so happy when I read this passage:

"But from the time I was a little kid, I was a loner:  I never liked recess. My favorite teacher in elementary school let me stay in from it; I always wanted to stay in. It's not that I'm antisocial; it's that I care too much, and so I have a lot of fears. It takes a lot for me to really get close to someone in an honest and undefended way."

Yep, the staying in at recess part rang true for me. I had a teacher who let me stay in many days. She sat at her desk doing whatever she did (enjoying the peace and quiet, I think) and I sat at my desk and usually wrote my mom a letter because I missed her. I was in second grade.

But this book is about so much more, of course. Are you a fan of Berg's writing?

Book Read:  Tapestry of Fortunes
Author:  Elizabeth Berg

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