Another on the Oprah’s book club list
Elizabeth Berg really does write well
I’ve reviewed other books by her and this one is just as good.
My review of What We Keep can be found here.
A divorce, a death of sorts, a son, a mother, bills to pay
in short a story about life
How does a woman go on living when all she thought was true dissolves in front of her
Her husband leaves not by death but by choice
she is left to pick up the pieces for herself
for her son
a mortgage come due
she opens up her home and rents out rooms to various tenants as she learns to go on living.
My favorite sentence in the whole book comes from this paragraph:
“When does the time come when you stand in front of your grown-up woman’s mirror and feel contentment for what you see? Ever?”
Isn’t that so true
as mother’s/parents/humans we are so seldom content where we are/who we are
always looking toward the next thing to change about ourselves or our lives
You can check out Elizabeth Berg’s website here
but before you do…get the book and enjoy a good read!
OH and something we should maybe sing to ourselves?