Elizabeth Berg

The Confession Club

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The prolific Elizabeth Berg has written a new novel, the third in a series featuring the people of the sleepy little town of Mason, Missouri. Recurring characters from the previous books include a group of women who meet on a monthly basis in each other's homes, to share food, laughter, and secrets they have never dared tell another soul. There is also Iris, who befriends a homeless man, Maddy and her five year old daughter Nola, and Monica, who runs the popular local diner. At once touching and funny, with lively conversations, this is Elizabeth Berg at her best.

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The Story of Arthur Truluv

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This moving tale tells the story of three lonely souls: Arthur, Lucille and Maddy; who find comfort and compassion in a relationship with one another. Arthur is an elderly man who faithfully visits his wife Nola at the cemetery every day. Lucille is an older woman who gets together with her high school sweetheart, only to suddenly lose him to a heart attack. And Maddy is a pregnant eighteen-year old who insists on keeping her child, despite her father's wishes. Beautifully written, this novel depicts the importance of developing close friendships, finding happiness, and ultimately, the healing power of love, at any age.

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The Dream Lover

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The prolific writer Elizabeth Berg has created a new work, this time a historical novel about the nineteenth-century French writer George Sand. Sand was a passionate, independent person, a woman who fought fiercely against the conventional rules of a patriarchal society. Writing in the first person, Berg is somehow able to inhabit the mind and heart of this brilliant woman and re-create the relationships she had with such famous people as Fredric Chopin and Victor Hugo. This book is a magnificent novel which brings to life a highly courageous person who helped pave the way for unconventional thinkers everywhere, for years to come.

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