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The Year of Pleasures

by Elizabeth Berg

The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
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    Apr 2005, 224 pages
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    Mar 2006, 225 pages

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Before she became a full time writer Berg was a registered nurse (also a waitress, chicken washer, rock 'n' roll singer and information clerk) which gave her the inside track when writing Range of Motion, Talk Before Sleep and Never Change which all deal with differing health crises.

Most of her novels stand-alone, but three feature the same character - the young pre-teen/teenager and 'army brat', Katie Nash. Berg says that she never meant to write a sequel, let alone a trilogy, but 'there was a time when I was lying in the bathtub, and I thought about Katie, and I got out of the bathtub and started writing about her to see what she was up to.'

Bibliography
Durable Goods (1993), Talk Before Sleep (1994), Range of Motion (1995), Pull of the Moon (1996), Joy School (1997 - sequel to Durable Goods), What We Keep (1998), Until the Real Thing Comes Along (1999), Open House (2000), You Gotta Have Heart: The Art of Writing True (2000 - nonfiction), Never Change (2001), True to Form (2002 - follows Joy School), Ordinary Life (2002 - collection), Say When (2003), The Art of Mending (2004), The Year of Pleasures (2005), We Are All Welcome Here (2006).

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