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I miss David so much, yes I do, I miss the presence of another person in my bed at night, even if he doesn't touch me; the reliability of someone else being there in the morning, even if they only shave and stare straight ahead into the mirror while you lean against the bathroom doorjamb with your cup of coffee, chatting hopefully.The loneliness in her "as constant and as irrefutable" as circulating blood, Sam begins to rebuild her life. She finds herself a job and takes in a couple of boarders to help meet her mortgage payments. (One of them, a depressed student named Lavender Blue, informs her that "life was nothing but one major disappointment after the other"--the sort of homily that Sam is understandably reluctant to hear these days.) She also starts dating, with disastrous results. Yet this comically kvetching heroine does manage to find love in the ruins, and by the time Open House winds down, it's hard not to believe that she's much better off. Throughout, Berg alternates her snappy and sappy registers like a real pro. And the conclusion, which most readers will be able to spot a mile off, seems just right--the light at the end of the post-matrimonial tunnel. --Anita Urquhart --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was my first time reading something by Elizabeth Berg and it won't be my last. Her writing is wonderful!Published 2 months ago by Crystal Senter-Brown, Author of The Rhythm in Blue and But You Have Such a Pretty Face
Open House is a novel about a woman dealing with her husband leaving her and their eleven-year old son. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michelle McGill-Vargas
This was a slow read throughout the book but if you stuck with it, it is a laid back love story, as such. Sam's plight was expressed by Elizabeth Berg very well in this novel. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Crystal Pennymon
I enjoyed this book because the characters were average people. It was an easy read but it kept my interest. I enjoyed the main character & the way she grew through the bookPublished 4 months ago by cathy_p
I read this book for my book club. It came on time and I really enjoyed it. It is a good read!Published 4 months ago by Mimi
This poor woman suffers the black hole of being abandoned by her husband of around 10 years. Ho hum. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Catherine A. Thomas
I enjoyed reading this book just as much as watching the Real Housewives (a lot). But not sure why it made Oprah's book club. The entire book is easily predictable.Published 6 months ago by Kazia Olkowski
Very predictable and a little underwhelming.
The kindle version I read had many errors in the text which was annoying.
In this book, the character development is quite weak. The plot is predictable and even boring.
I am puzzled why this book received the acclaim it did. Read more