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Home Safe: A Novel
by Elizabeth Berg

Published: 2009-04-28
Hardcover : 272 pages
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The bestselling author of The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted and The Year of Pleasures returns with a wonderful novel about a woman, a daughter, and a surprising change in life

Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her twenty-seven-year-old ...
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(The bestselling author of The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted and The Year of Pleasures returns with a wonderful novel about a woman, a daughter, and a surprising change in life

Beloved author Elizabeth Berg tells the story of the recently widowed Helen Ames and of her twenty-seven-year-old daughter Tessa. Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and loyal husband had been leading a double life. The Ames's had saved money for a happy retirement, planned in minute detail, but that money has disappeared in several big withdrawals'spent by Helen's husband before he died. What could he possibly have been doing? And what is Helen to do now? Why does Helen's daughter object to her mother's applying for a job?and why doesn?t Tessa meet a nice man and get married?

What Helen's husband did with all their money turns out to be provocative, revelatory?and leads Helen and her daughter to embark on new adventures, and change.

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  "home safe"by msharry (see profile) 07/03/11

The story of an author/widow learning to cope with writer’s block, and figuring out where to go next to get on with her life. The question arises: when do we need to spread our wings and venture into... (read more)

 
  "Home Safe"by Christine57 (see profile) 12/16/10

This is the second Elizabeth Berg book I have read. I don't think I'll need to read another. It was somewhat the same as A Year of Pleasures, only not written as well.

 
  "Not one of my favorite Elizabeth Berg books"by lollygil (see profile) 09/11/09

It was pretty predictable and very slow reading. The story and the characters were not deep enough to hold my interest. I muddled through reading this book.

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