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  • Published: New York : Random House, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 276 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0345487540
  • 9781400065103 (alk. paper)
  • 1400065100 (alk. paper)

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Dream when you're feeling blue

by Berg, Elizabeth.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

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A touching Walk Down Memory Lane

Berg is not an author who'd been familiar to me. I was introduced to this book as an audio book. Given the limited selection of audio books, I frequently find myself "reading" a "new" author. Typically, as in this case, it's a positive and rewarding experience. The characters were close in age to my mother and her sister. The neighborhood scenes, the "war effort" all families supported were stories I'd heard my life long. And, the city neighborhood I grew up in in the late 40's wasn't much different than it had been in the book, earlier in the decade. All that aside, I thoroughly enjoyed Berg's writing style, her word-craft. The plot was warm and sad at moments, yet not without its chuckles. I gave a copy to my 80 year old aunt who's in a nursing home. She loved it. Fine writing, a good read for those of us who enjoy colorful and complex character development. Probably more a woman's book.

WWII slice of life

Elizabeth Berg puts the reader in the home of a large family during WWII. We see how the war affects all ages; young women, children, parents and men over seas.
I bought a packet of letters at an antiques store. Most of the letters were from brothers serving in the Philipines, one in the Air Force and the other in the Army. The older brother writing to the younger. The letters told of another brother in the Marines in Europe and the youngest brother due to be drafted. They were passing news from other letters back and forth, from home. They hoped to find a way to meet. After the frist few, there were comments such as "I haven't heard from you for awhile". Nine of the letters were returned, stamped "deceased". It was incredibaly sad. The younger brother had been killed. I was able to send the letters on to a member of the family.
Anyway, this book fleshed out the story of this family in Michigan for me. The experiences must have been simular.

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