Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Dear Elizabeth


Elizabeth Berg is one of my all time favorite writers.  She writes with such poise and elegance, but more importantly her characters have a way of speaking to me.  I haven’t read every single book that she’s ever written, but I have read several.
Never Change has to be my favorite!  It’s the story of Myra a nurse who is all alone in this world, with the exception of her dog, Frank.   Suddenly she finds herself working as a visiting nurse for her high school crush, Chip, who just so happens to have terminal cancer.  It’s an amazing journey of a woman who lands the man of her dreams, loses the man of her dreams, but meets herself as a woman…who is capable of loving and being loved.
Can you say Kleenex?  Sniffle…sniffle…sigh.
I first became acquainted with Elizabeth (we’re on a first name basis now, even though she doesn’t know it) years ago when my book club read Talk Before Sleep (another tear jerker).  Elizabeth and I have been hanging tough every since.  Elizabeth makes me want to write.  She inspires me…but she’s not the only one….Stay Tuned!

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