The Year of Pleasures

The Year of Pleasures

A Novel

Book - 2005
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"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 simple 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 Pleasures is about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, friends, and art."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400061600
1400061601
Branch Call Number: FICTION BERG
Characteristics: 206 p. ; 25 cm

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Betta starts anew in a small town after the death of her husband. She aims to find the simple pleasures of life. Part of that entails reconnecting with her wild college friends. This is one of my favorite books of all time.

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 simple daily routines. ~Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors.


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Bierlingen Jul 18, 2014

The story of the transition of a woman who has experienced unfathomable loss. We follow with her the baby steps she takes to evolve into a different yet very satisfactory life. I would recommend it.

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brianreynolds
Feb 16, 2014

It snowed. Betta shovelled it. She made some phone calls. She ate—a number of times and different things. Elizabeth Berg’s <i> The Year of Pleasures</i> paints vivid pictures of all things real and imagined in the life of her grieving widow. To what end, I am scratching my head. If there is a story here, I’m afraid I missed it.

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VPLlen
Oct 30, 2013

My year would have been much more pleasant without this sad read.

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Nancybea
Nov 29, 2010

This author is a master of small details that capture a moment in time. I also like how each of her characters is flawed but likeable, especially the heroine. The final result is a deep but not depressing picture of one widow's attempt at reclaiming her life after the loss of a beloved partner. Very real, and personal but still universal.

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