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Open House - Elizabeth Berg
Open House
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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.Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles... show more
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.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.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345435163 (0345435168)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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4.0 Open House: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
I liked this book for the authenticity of feelings. I was inside Sam's head all the time and it felt real. For anyone who ever experienced the pain of a break-up, this book will be a worthwhile read.
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0 Open House
Audiobook. Mine are cassettes.I loved, loved, loved this audiobook and am crazy about almost all of the characters but especially Samantha and King. Samantha's husband leaves her and their 11 year old son. She doesn't know why and thinks if she becomes perfect he'll come back but it doesn't last....
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
4.0 Open House
This is a novel about a woman who is forced to recreate her life after her husband leaves her. Until his desertion she's been a contented housewife and mother to her eleven year old son. Now she has to learn to stand on her own two feet, get a job and take in lodgers to survive.In a style that is re...
it's all small stuff
it's all small stuff rated it
4.0 Open House: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
I liked it. I felt brave for picking it up, bringing it home, because my husband had just told me he wanted a divorce, and the central character of the book is going through a similarly served entree, and I just felt like I wanted to see what it would be like when someone you really love leaves you...
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cczarneckikernus rated it
5.0 Open House
My favorite. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy
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