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The Resource Ordinary Life

Ordinary Life

Label
Ordinary Life
Title
Ordinary Life
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Berg
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Language
eng
Summary
In this superb collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep takes us into the times in women's lives when memories and events cohere to create a sense of wholeness, understanding, and change. In Ordinary Life, Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, and no, she isn't contemplating getting a divorce--she just needs some time to think, to take stock of her life, and she comes to a surprising conclusion. In Today's Special,a woman recognizes the solace she finds in the simple, timeless fare and atmosphere of the local diner and, ultimately, the harmony within her own spirit that familiar comforts can evoke. In White Dwarf, the secrets of a marriage are revealed as a couple passes the time with a seemingly insignificant word-association game. And in "Martin's Letter to Nan," the unforgettable husband and wife from Berg's novel The Pull of the Moon engage in a new correspondence in which a different aspect of their marriage is revealed.Elizabeth Berg's fiction has been praised for its "brilliant insights about the human condition" (Detroit Free Press), and The Charlotte Observer has said that "Berg captures the way women think as well as any writer."Those same qualities of wisdom and insight are everywhere present in Ordinary Life
Summary
Exploring diverse facets of women's lives, a collection of short fiction reflects on seemingly ordinary and insignificant moments in life when events and memories come together to create a sense of wholeness and understanding
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Character
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009033
Cataloging source
DLC
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Berg, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Ordinary Life
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781588361424
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ordinary Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:adf28fd1-5919-4452-b9a4-595d89701098
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588361424
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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