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BOOK REVIEW: HOME SAFE
BY ELIZABETH BERG

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Home Safe is about Helen, whose husband has just died. Her daughter Tessa (who is an adult) seems to be pulling even farther away from her mom and her writing (she's a published author) isn't going so well. (She's had writer's block ever since her husband died.) Not long after Tom's death, she learned that their retirement fund (which was close to a million dollars) is now more like $50,000. That's not exactly poverty by any stretch of the imagination, but it's also not something she can live on for the rest of her life.

And the worst thing is that he had withdrawn most of the money from the fund without telling her, so she has no idea what he spent the money on or why.

Elizabeth Berg is one of those authors where it seems like every book is better than the one before--the story is richer, the prose seems even more like poetry and the characters are even more vivid.

There's a quote worth sharing on almost every page, but this is my favorite:

"It seems to her that life is like gathering berries into an apron with a hole. Why do we keep on? Because the berries are beautiful and we must eat to survive. We catch what we can. We walk past what we lose for the promise of more, just ahead."

REVIEWED BY KELLY HAGER

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