Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book Spotlight Giveaway! The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg


I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. There are a lot of different reasons that I might be letting some of my books go, the biggest one is that when we moved I discovered how many books I really do have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them.

The book that I am featuring this week is by an author I just absolutely love. I discovered that I have two copies of this one. (How does that happen?) If you have not read Elizabeth's books, you really need to check them out. She writes so beautifully. And... I have had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times at the SD Festival of the Book. What a funny and amazing woman she is!  Fangirling here! 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


The Art of Mending

The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
Print and e-book, 256 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by Random House

It begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets—secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart. In renowned author Elizabeth Berg’s moving new novel, unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past?

Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture of excitement and wariness. Yet this year’s gathering will prove to be much more trying than either she or her siblings imagined. As soon as she arrives, Laura realizes that something is not right with her sister. Forever wrapped up in events of long ago, Caroline is the family’s restless black sheep. When Caroline confronts Laura and their brother, Steve, with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness.

Readers have come to love Elizabeth Berg for the “lucent beauty of [her] prose, the verity of her insights, and the tenderness of her regard for her fellow human” (Booklist). In The Art of Mending, her most profound and emotionally satisfying novel to date, she confronts some of the deepest mysteries of life, as she explores how even the largest sins can be forgiven by the smallest gestures, and how grace can come to many through the trials of one.


About the author


Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including We Are All Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY Award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Elizabeth Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago. ~bio info from Goodreads

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20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I loved this book! There was a time when I read everything she wrote! I haven't read anything new by her in a long time.
    Since I already read this I won't be entering but Great book!

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    1. I recently read The Dream Lover by EB. Very much a historical novel, which I normally don't read but she is such a beautiful writer.... Thanks for stopping!

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  2. Sounds like an emotional and deep soul kind of read. The kind of books I like to read. Beautiful cover. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book :)

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  3. This book would be a treasure which I would enjoy. Thanks for this captivating novel. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I like this author and would love to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I think I love all of her books - thanks for stopping by/

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  5. I can't wait to read. On my summer reading list. Thanks for being you!

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  6. I love that you are willing to share all of these great books. Thank you!

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  7. Eek, this is a new-to-me author. Thank you for having your giveaway for her book and introducing her to me.

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  8. This sounds like something my grandma and I would both love! :D I have been trying to get some books she and I can both read and talk about.
    Mary Loki

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  9. I love this author ne'er new book perfect summer read.

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  10. This sounds like a wonderful read. Definitely my kind of book :) On my summer reading list for sure.

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  11. I have enjoyed all of the other Elizabeth Berg books I have read--I'd love a chance to win this one.

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  12. I haven't read any of Elizabeth Berg's books. After reading your post and all the comments, I see I'm going to need to fix that.

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  13. It's been quite a while since I read an EB book, but I always loved them. I would love to read this. It sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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