Dream When You're Feeling Blue

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Random House Large Print, 2007 - Fiction - 354 pages
634 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters, their lively Irish family, and the men they love.
As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters–Louise to her fiancé, Kitty to the man she wishes fervently would propose, and Tish to an ever-changing group of men she meets at USO dances. In the letters the sisters send and receive are intimate glimpses of life both on the battlefront and at home. For Kitty, a confident, headstrong young woman, the departure of her boyfriend and the lessons she learns about love, resilience, and war will bring a surprise and a secret, and will lead her to a radical action for those she loves. The lifelong consequences of the choices the Heaney sisters make are at the heart of this superb novel about the power of love and the enduring strength of family.

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I love Elizabeth Berg...she is a great writer. - Goodreads
Beautiful book--terrible and abrupt ending. - Goodreads
Good insight into the US during WWII. - Goodreads
Good book, rotten ending. - Goodreads
Very easy to read just a nice easy read. - Goodreads
Good storytelling, not overwrought or precious. - Goodreads

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg; I think that perhaps this is my favorite Berg. I loved this book. Kitty lives with her five brothers and sisters in a small house in Chicago in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ingrid Moisil - Goodreads

Very linear with an out-of-the-hat ending. If the author doesn't care about her characters and develop them more, why should we? Read full review


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Elizabeth Berg is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including We Are All Welcome Here, The Year of Pleasures, The Art of Mending, Say When, True to Form, Never Change, and Open House, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and Talk Before Sleep was short-listed for the ABBY Award in 1996. The winner of the 1997 New England Booksellers Award for her body of work, Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True. She lives in Chicago.

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