Elizabeth Berg fans are a passionate group, relishing her stories of family and relationships and how women think. Or, as reviewer Carrie Rollwagen wrote of Berg's 2009 bestseller Home Safe: "When your mood runs more toward cozy than chic, turn to Elizabeth Berg, an author with a great talent for comfort."
Berg's next offering, Once Upon a Time, There Was You, is about a divorced couple—parents of a teen daughter—who are suddenly brought back together when "tragedy strikes." The author elaborated in a recent blog post:
This one is about a long-divorced couple in their fifties who have an 18 year old daughter to whom something pretty awful happens. The couple come together again around this, and ....Well, what happens when they're together again is what the book is about. There's humor here, gotta have humor, and there's a couple times where you might cry, and as you know crying is good for you, as stress hormones are released in tears. I think this is the longest book I've done, and I like it a lot. I hope you will, too.
You'll have to wait until April 2011 to read the novel, although paperbacks of The Last Time I Saw You (to be released November 23) will include an excerpt.
Read more about Berg on BookPage.com. Do you have a favorite novel by this prolific author?