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Elizabeth Berg

USA flag (b.1948)

Elizabeth Berg is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Never Change and Open House, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection in 2000. Joy School was selected as American Library Association Best Book of the Year. Elizabeth Berg won the 1997 New England Bookseller's Award for her novels. A former nurse, she lives in Chicago.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical, Romance
Non fiction
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2000) : Open House

Elizabeth Berg recommends
Windchill Summer (2000)
Norris Church Mailer
"THIS WINSOME COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL OFFERS MUCH TO MANY. Cherry, the narrator, is my kind of woman: good-looking, straight-talking, and able to describe what it's like to get amorous when you're wearing ten thousand petticoats. Most important, she's willing to decide for herself what's true."
Sometimes I Dream in Italian (2000)
Rita Ciresi
"Reading this book is like simultaneously attending a wacky Italian family reunion and a sleep-over."
The Woman Who Knew Gandhi (2004)
Keith Heller
"Wonderfully imagined, beautifully written, and enormously satisfying."
Torch (2006)
Cheryl Strayed
"A deeply compelling, wonderfully crafted story."
The Slow Moon (2006)
Elizabeth Cox
"Elizabeth Cox writes with assurance, style, and heart. She also does something that is a reader's delight, which is to take risks-successfully. Anytime Elizabeth Cox writes a book, I'll read it."
Loving Frank (2007)
Nancy Horan
"I admire this novel, adore this novel, for so many reasons: The intelligence and lyricism of the prose. The attention to period detail. The epic proportions of this most fascinating love story. Mamah Cheney has been in my head and heart and soul since reading this book; I doubt she'll ever leave."
My Enemy's Cradle (2007)
Sara Young
"What a story! MY ENEMY'S CRADLE offers intrigue, suspense, compassion, heartbreak and joy. Sara Young writes with the intelligence and authority of an historian, but also with the sensitivity, precision, insight and grace of a poet. I was hooked from page one, and found the ending to be one of the most satisfying I've read in a long time."
The Good Daughters (2010)
Joyce Maynard
"Joyce Maynard has outdone herself in this beautifully written story you'll find hard to put down and impossible to forget."
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael (2020)
Beth Morrey
"Here is a love story of the most important kind: that of coming to love oneself through accepting and returning the love of others--be it people or dogs."
Miss Benson's Beetle (2020)
Rachel Joyce
"Whatever you may look for in a novel—adventure, fully realized characters, humor, poignancy, a chance to learn something new—is all here in Miss Benson’s Beetle. What’s also here is the particular grace and humanity that Rachel Joyce brings to her work. She reminds us that we all are broken in one way or another, but that we are capable—oftentimes in unexpected ways—of helping to make ourselves and others whole. This beautifully written novel is an absolute delight."

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