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Title:Home Safe
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Random House (NY)
ISBN:1400065119
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Number of Pages:260
Category:Fiction, Chick lit, Contemporary, Adult

Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Home Safe In this new novel beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit Helen Ames recently widowed coping with loss and grief unable to do the work that has always sustained her is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty seven year old daughter Tessa and is meddling in her life offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice Helen s problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen s husband before he died In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other themselves and what really makes a home and a family

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Do you ever really know your mother your daughter the people in your family In this rich and rewarding new novel by the beloved bestselling author of i Talk Before Sleep i and i The Pull of the Moon i a reunion between two sisters and their mother reveals how the secrets and complexities of the past have shaped the lives of the women in a family br br Ginny Young is on a plane en route to see her mother whom she hasn t seen or spoken to for thirty five years She thinks back to the summer of when she and her sister Sharla were young girls At that time a series of dramatic events beginning with the arrival of a mysterious and sensual next door neighbor divided the family separating the sisters from their mother Moving back and forth in time between the girl she once was and the woman she s become Ginny at last confronts painful choices that occur in almost any woman s life and learns surprising truths about the people she thought she knew best br br Emotional honesty and a true understanding of people and relationships are combined in this moving and deeply satisfying new book by the novelist who writes with humor and a big heart about resilience love and hope And the transcendence that redeems Andre Dubus, i New York Times i bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters their lively Irish family and the men they love br As the novel opens Kitty and Louise Heaney say good bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael who are going to fight overseas On the domestic front meat is rationed children participate in metal drives and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters Louise to her fianc Kitty to the man she wishes fervently would propose and Tish to an ever changing group of men she meets at USO dances In the letters the sisters send and receive are intimate glimpses of life both on the battlefront and at home For Kitty a confident headstrong young woman the departure of her boyfriend and the lessons she learns about love resilience and war will bring a surprise and a secret and will lead her to a radical action for those she loves The lifelong consequences of the choices the Heaney sisters make are at the heart of this superb novel about the power of love and the enduring strength of family br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, In this superb novel by the beloved author of Talk Before Sleep The Pull of the Moon and Until the Real Thing Comes Along a woman re creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart br Samantha s husband has left her and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany s she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven year old son Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates but a more pressing problem is money To meet her mortgage payments Sam decides to take in boarders The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort the second a maladjusted student is not quite so helpful A new friend King an untraditional man suggests that Samantha get out get going get work But her real work is this In order to emerge from grief and the past she has to learn how to make her own happiness In order to really see people she has to look within her heart And in order to know who she is she has to remember and reclaim the person she used to be long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage Open House is a love story about what can blossom between a man and a woman and within a woman herself br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, In this new novel beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit Helen Ames recently widowed coping with loss and grief unable to do the work that has always sustained her is beginning to depend far too much on her twenty seven year old daughter Tessa and is meddling in her life offering unsolicited and unwelcome advice Helen s problems are compounded by her shocking discovery that her mild mannered and loyal husband was apparently leading a double life The Ameses had painstakingly saved for a happy retirement but that money disappeared in several large withdrawals made by Helen s husband before he died In order to support herself and garner a measure of much needed independence Helen takes an unusual job that ends up offering far more than she had anticipated And then a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery that causes both mother and daughter to reassess what they thought they knew about each other themselves and what really makes a home and a family