June 16, 2007

2 by Elizabeth Berg

I finished 2 by Elizabeth Berg this week, as part of my Summer Reading Challenge: Durable Goods, and What We Keep. I loved both of these, for many of the same reasons. Berg is so good at capturing the inner voice and thoughts of people, especially young women. She captures the relationship between siblings, and between children and parents. She also captures that moment when you realize your parent(s) are not perfect: that they are human, with their own wants and needs separate from their children. I discovered that Durable Goods has two sequels, so I just ordered the next one. I hope it is as good as the first, but I am delighted that we get to find out more about what happened to these characters.


Dewey said...

I like Berg ok, but one of friends says Berg is her favorite writer. Which two titles are the sequels to Durable Goods? I haven't read that yet, and I don't want to end up reading them out of order.

janiejane said...

The two sequels are "Joy School" and "True to Form" (in that order). I had never read any of hers before this, but now I'm trying to read as many of hers as I can get my hands on!