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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 almost stopped reading this book ... but glad I stayed with it. The reason for almost putting it down, is the woman character was just drowning in her despair over her divorce... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bret Scott
This is the first Elizabeth Berg book I've read. It made me remember all the pasts that are passed, and will not come again. I'm 67. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kindle Customer
The only thing I disliked about this book is that it was too short! I love the character development. Berg is a master at this.Published 3 months ago by Marymclv
This was my first time reading something by Elizabeth Berg and it won't be my last. Her writing is wonderful!Published 9 months ago by Crystal Senter-Brown, Author of But Now I See
Open House is a novel about a woman dealing with her husband leaving her and their eleven-year old son. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michelle McGill-Vargas