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The Year of Pleasures
The Year of Pleasures: A Novel | Elizabeth Berg
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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 her simply daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected ways are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from her college days, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love. Elizabeth Berg's The Year of Pleasuresis about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath,good food,the beauty ofnature, music, friends, and art. "Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience,loneliness, love, and hope. Andthe transcendence that redeems,"said Andre Dubus about Durable Goods. Andthe same could be said about The Year of Pleasures.
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Avidreader25
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Mehso-so

This charming novel follows the story of one woman whose husband dies and so she leaves her Boston home to drive across the country and buy a house in a small Midwestern town. The plot is a bit trite, but I love the writing and the author‘s attention to detail. She describes quiet moments so beautifully.

“When a relationship is so new, everything one says has disproportionate weight and staying power.”

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bonnetpunk
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Mehso-so

Sweet but felt unfinished and unresolved. Ended rather abruptly.

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Librarybelle
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I read this years ago. It‘s a book about second chances and moving forward from grief. The MC‘s husband dies, and she moves out of their house and begins a new life. Bittersweet. #GoodMorningHeartache #FierceFeb

Cinfhen Does sound bittersweet ☹️💜 2y
batsy Yes, bittersweet indeed. I've read this by the author and I remember it being quite an emotional read 2y
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specklife
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Pickpick

Another hit from Elizabeth Berg!! Betta realizes my dream of moving to a random small town in the Midwest and starting her life over... Loved this one!!
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Rebeccajojackson
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It was a pleasure to read 😍

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Zakia
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A promising start.

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Bookpress
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"I woke up the next morning full of a cheerfulness I was afraid to trust...what if I enjoyed a memory or a good cry"