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Home Safe

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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. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739325485
  • 9780739325483

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Praise for Elizabeth Berg:
"Elizabeth Berg's gift as a storyteller lies most powerfully in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday." --"The Boston Globe" "From the Hardcover edition."
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About Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels as well as two works of nonfiction. "Open House" was an Oprah's Book Club selection, "Durable Goods" and "Joy School "were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and "Talk Before Sleep" was short-listed for an Abby Award. Her bestsellers also include "The Year of Pleasures," "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted," and "Dream When You're Feeling Blue." Berg has been honored by both the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. She lives near Chicago.
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9,624 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 15% (1,411)
4 35% (3,366)
3 37% (3,552)
2 11% (1,036)
1 3% (259)
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