Sunday, September 23, 2007

Year of Pleasures

by Elizabeth Berg

Year of Pleasures is the story of Betta Nolen, whose is recently widowed after her husband, John, passes away from cancer. She travels to the Midwest to start a new life, something that she and John had planned to do before the cancer struck. She made a promise to him that she would go on living, despite his death, and to enjoy life. On her journey, she meets many different people, who, in different ways, help her deal with loss of her husband. There is Benny, the neighbor boy and his mother Carol, three of her old college roommates, Tim who she meets in Cuppa Java, and her realtor. It is a cast of unforgettable characters who warm the heart with their generosity and kindness. The story is, at once, sad and uplifting.


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