The Year of Pleasures: A Novel
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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This novel is about a time in a happily married woman's life that one hopes will never happen - that the life of her dearly beloved husband and soul-mate will end before her own. The main character ... Read full review
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Betta Nolan deeply grieves the loss of her beloved husband. Each day is difficult to get through without him. Selling their Boston, MA brownstone, she gets in her car and drives midwest to Illinois ... Read full review