Skip to main content

Elizabeth Berg


Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including TAPESTRY OF FORTUNES, THE TIME I SAW YOU, HOME SAFE, THE YEAR OF PLEASURES and DREAM WHEN YOU’RE FEELING BLUEas well as two collections of short stories and two works of nonfiction. OPEN HOUSE was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, DURABLE GOODS and JOY SCHOOL were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, TALK BEFORE SLEEP was short-listed for an Abby Award and THE PULL OF THE MOON was adapted into a play. Berg has been honored by both the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library. She is a popular speaker at venues around the country, and her work has been translated into 27 languages. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a reading series designed to serve author, audience and community. She divides her time between Chicago and San Francisco.

Books by Elizabeth Berg

by Elizabeth Berg - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Aurore Dupin leaves her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name --- George Sand --- and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men.

by Elizabeth Berg - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen --- and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a road trip to find again the people and things they miss.

by Elizabeth Berg - Fiction

Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed they were about to make a mistake. Years later --- divorced and dating other people --- they are bound only by mutual love for their spirited 18-year-old daughter. When tragedy strikes, they must come together to support their daughter.