Open house: [a novel]

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An Oprah's Book Club selection Samantha Morrow's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her 11-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tried to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money. To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so helpful. A new friend, King, an untraditional man, suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. In order to really see people, she has to look within her heart. And in order to know who she is, she has to rememberand reclaimthe person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage. Deeply felt beautifully observed, and written with perfect emotional pitch, Open House is the unforgettable story of how a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening her house to strangers and her heart to the simple miracle of possibility.
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9780345435163
9781598872972
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subject_facet Divorced women -- Fiction, FICTION / General, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Love stories, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Single mothers -- Fiction
title_display Open house : a novel
title_full Open house : [a novel] [electronic resource] / Elizabeth Berg, Open house : a novel / Elizabeth Berg
title_short Open house :
title_sub [a novel]
topic_facet Divorced women, Loss (Psychology), Mothers and sons, Single mothers