The Year of Pleasures

The Pull of the Moon: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

Author: Elizabeth Berg

In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author of The Art of Mending, and Open House, a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal.  Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in….Read More

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True to Form

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Midnight Champagne

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The Art of Mending

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The Doctor’s Daughter

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The Pull of the Moon

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