In this stunning novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames-recently widowed, coping with grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her-is beginning to depend too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, meddling in her life and offering unsolicited advice. Then Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and seemingly loyal husband was apparently leading a double life. When a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery, both mother and daughter reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family.
About the Author
Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Open House, an Oprah s Book Club selection, Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, Tapestry of Fortunes, The Last Time I Saw You, Home Safe, The Year of Pleasures, and Dream When You re Feeling Blue. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. Berg has been honored by the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She divides her time between Chicago and San Francisco.
“It’s easy to understand why Elizabeth Berg is a beloved, best-selling writer.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Simple, beautiful, and ever so real . . . one of [Elizabeth Berg’s] most honest and intimate novels.”—Boston Globe
“Home Safe explores, with insight and humor, what it’s like to lose everything and to emerge from the other side.”—St. Petersburg Times
“[Elizabeth] Berg gracefully renders . . . the notions that every life . . . has its share of awful loss, and that even crushed, defeated hearts can be revived.”—Publishers Weekly
“[Berg’s] warmth, humor, and forgiving eye for human nature, mixing wry observation with heartwarming moments, make this a pleasant read.”—Library Journal