Ordinary Life: Stories

By: Berg, Elizabeth

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Author trading card laid in. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. In this superb collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep takes us into the times in women’s lives when memories and events cohere to create a sense of wholeness, understanding, and change. In Ordinary Life, Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, and no, she isn’t contemplating getting a divorce—she just needs some time to think, to take stock of her life, and she comes to a surprising conclusion. In Today’s Special,a woman recognizes the solace she finds in the simple, timeless fare and atmosphere of the local diner and, ultimately, the harmony within her own spirit that familiar comforts can evoke. In White Dwarf, the secrets of a marriage are revealed as a couple passes the time with a seemingly insignificant word-association game. And in “Martin’s Letter to Nan,” the unforgettable husband and wife from Berg’s novel The Pull of the Moon engage in a new correspondence in which a different aspect of their marriage is revealed. Elizabeth Berg’s fiction has been praised for its brilliant insights about the human condition (Detroit Free Press), and The Charlotte Observer has said that Berg captures the way women think as well as any writer. Those same qualities of wisdom and insight are everywhere present in Ordinary Life.

Title: Ordinary Life: Stories

Author: Berg, Elizabeth

Categories: Signed, Modern First Editions, Short Stories, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Random House: 2002

ISBN Number: 0679437460

ISBN Number 13: 9780679437468

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271022

Keywords: ELIZABETH BERG FICTION CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORIES,