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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.
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 18 days 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
I liked this book because of the writing. It flowed well and some of the description that the author uses to bring you is unique and very well done. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Perry
This was an Oprah selection and usually she has high quality books. Not this one. It remained at a so-so level with occasional glimpses of deeper thoughts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rita Goodbook
Love everything Elizabeth Berg. She is a wonderful author and I will read it, I promise. You can't go wrong.Published 4 months ago by ldr322
This book was wonderful! I didn't think it was predictable at all. The characters where real and interesting. It was a sweet story with real life bits in it.Published 4 months ago by Dana Lochey
I enjoyed reading Open House. It's a quick-read and can be finished in a couple of hours. One of Berg's strengths as a writer is she creates characters you care about and that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by beckie mayberry
Possibly the only thing more unpleasant than reading this book is listening to it on Audible. I'm trying to slog through it, seeing as how I paid good money, but there is so little... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Aristillus