The moment I saw the opening quote from Tori Amos's song "China," I had a feeling I was going to like Elizabeth Berg's latest novel, WHAT WE KEEP. Maybe that was a bit presumptuous, but after having read the book it turned out to be true.
Imagine yourself in an airplane flying to California to see the mother who abandoned you 35 years ago. That is the opening sequence in this captivating and touching story. Ginny Young, a woman with a family of her own, is traveling across the country to visit her mother and sister. During the long flight, Ginny loses herself in a long reverie about the summer of 1958, before her mother left.
This is no ordinary frame novel,