The Year of Pleasures: A Novel (Google eBook)
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Elizabeth Berg's Once Upon a Time, There Was You.
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 of nature, music, friends, and art. "Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love, and hope. And the transcendence that redeems," said Andre Dubus about Durable Goods. And the same could be said about The Year of Pleasures.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jlapac - LibraryThing
I wasn't really planning to read this book, but I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the way Betta tentatively made new friends and opened her heart and life to new and old friends. I think there were some ... Read full review
Review: The Year of PleasuresUser Review - Rosie - Goodreads
honestly it was probably a very good book but I just didnt like it. It was just another depressed women does "feel good" stuff and "proves" herself. Not in the mood for that and tired of those kinda ... Read full review