The Year of Pleasures

The Year of Pleasures

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Following the death of her husband, Betta Nolan fulfills her promise to him to move to a small town and build a new life for herself, as she strives to cope with her grief and find pleasure and solace in the ordinary things of everyday life.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 206 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781400061600
1400061601
Branch Call Number: Berg

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Bierlingen Jul 18, 2014

The story of the transition of a woman who has experienced unfathomable loss. We follow with her the baby steps she takes to evolve into a different yet very satisfactory life. I would recommend it.

brianreynolds Feb 16, 2014

It snowed. Betta shovelled it. She made some phone calls. She ate—a number of times and different things. Elizabeth Berg’s <i> The Year of Pleasures</i> paints vivid pictures of all things real and imagined in the life of her grieving widow. To what end, I am scratching my head. If there is a story here, I’m afraid I missed it.

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VPLlen
Oct 30, 2013

My year would have been much more pleasant without this sad read.

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Nancybea
Nov 29, 2010

This author is a master of small details that capture a moment in time. I also like how each of her characters is flawed but likeable, especially the heroine. The final result is a deep but not depressing picture of one widow's attempt at reclaiming her life after the loss of a beloved partner. Very real, and personal but still universal.

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daloveka30
Sep 18, 2015

daloveka30 thinks this title is suitable for 40 years and over

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