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Tapestry of Fortunes - Elizabeth Berg
Tapestry of Fortunes
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In this superb new novel by the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Open House, Home Safe, and The Last Time I Saw You, four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes.   Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who encourages others to change their... show more
In this superb new novel by the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Open House, Home Safe, and The Last Time I Saw You, four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes.   Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who encourages others to change their lives for the better. Why can’t she take her own advice? Still reeling from the death of her best friend, and freshly aware of the need to live more fully now, Cece realizes that she has to make a move—all the portentous signs seem to point in that direction.   She downsizes her life, sells her suburban Minnesota home and lets go of many of her possessions. She moves into a beautiful old house in Saint Paul, complete with a garden, chef’s kitchen, and three housemates: Lise, the home’s owner and a divorced mother at odds with her twenty-year-old daughter; Joni, a top-notch sous chef at a first-rate restaurant with a grade A jerk of a boss; and Renie, the youngest and most mercurial of the group, who is trying to rectify a teenage mistake. These women embark on a journey together in an attempt to connect with parts of themselves long denied. For Cece, that means finding Dennis Halsinger. Despite being “the one who got away,” Dennis has never been far from Cece’s thoughts.   In this beautifully written novel, leaving home brings revelations, reunions, and unexpected turns that affirm the inner truths of women’s lives. “Maybe Freud didn’t know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does,” said USA Today. Elizabeth Berg has crafted a novel rich in understanding of women’s longings, loves, and abiding friendships, which weave together into a tapestry of fortunes that connects us all.Praise for Elizabeth Berg   “Truth rings forth clearly from every page. [Elizabeth] Berg captures the way women think—and especially the way they talk to other women—as well as any writer I can think of.”—The Charlotte Observer, about Talk Before Sleep   “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   “Berg’s writing is to literature what Chopin’s études are to music—measured, delicate, and impossible to walk away from until their completion. [Grade:] A+.”—Entertainment Weekly   “A writer whose luminous prose is likely to stay with you a long, long time.”—Chicago Tribune   “Berg could be creating a new genre. . . . [She] is especially wonderful at depicting the small revealing moments of women’s friendships, the offhand sharing of secrets in the grocery store.”—Kirkus Reviews   “Berg’s impeccable prose gives voice to that element in our psyche that enables us to cope with the impossible. . . . Berg writes on a higher plane.”—Booklist   “One of the most life-affirming writers around.”—The Miami Herald   “Berg has a gift for capturing the small, often sweet details of ordinary life.”—Newsday
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780812993141 (0812993144)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 219
Edition language: English
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cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
4.0 Tapestry of Fortunes
20 years ago Oprah picked Open House for her book club and it has been my favorite all these years. Berg is just a feel-good writer, good to pick up after a 700 page tome. This came very close to Open House, as far as my enjoyment. My daughter couldn't believe I finished in one day.
Book Connection
Book Connection rated it
I listened to this on audio. I highly recommend you avoid the audio version and read the book. The narrator has a very distinctive voice. The main characters are all women and the narrator doesn't chnge tempo, pitch, or tone for the chnage in charcters. I'm not sure what the director was thinkin...
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1.0 Tapestry of Fortunes: A Novel
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/tapestry-of-fortunes.htmlTapestry of Fortunes is a story of middle-aged women at different crossroads in their lives. They are brought together by circumstance and then friendship. Cece is single and attempting to reco...
Dianne
Dianne rated it
Color me gray that's how I felt reading Tapestry of Fortunes. and about the main character Cecelia (CeCe) Ross who is a Motivational speaker and self help author.When I think of a motivational speaker and self help author the first things that come to mind about the person areoutgoinga ris...
Book Connection
Book Connection rated it
3.0 Tapestry of Fortunes
I listened to this on audio. I highly recommend you avoid the audio version and read the book. The narrator has a very distinctive voice. The main characters are all women and the narrator doesn't chnge tempo, pitch, or tone for the chnage in charcters. I'm not sure what the director was thinkin...
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