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Open House

Elizabeth Berg

A woman recreates her life after divorce by opening her house to strangers--and her heart to the simple miracle of possibility--in this unforgettable, deeply felt story by the author of "Talk Before Sleep"and "Range of Motion". Now in paperback, this bestseller was an Oprah Book Club Selection in hardcover.

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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish Date: 05/01/2001
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780345435163
ISBN-10: 0345435168
Language: English

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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 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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