Open House

Open House

Large Print - 2000
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Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging on his disappearing credit card, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her eleven-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money.To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take a roommate. The first is a wise, older woman who offers sage advice, as does a new friend, a man who refuses to try to make it and who suggests that Samantha get out and work. But her real work is this: To emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. To really see people, she has to look within her heart. And to know who she is, she has to remember who she was way back, before she became someone else to try to save her marriage.
Publisher: [Rockland, MA] : Compass Press, c2000
ISBN: 9781568951812
Characteristics: 271 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Open house : a novel


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Jan 05, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. My sister recommended it. I hadn't read anything by Elizabeth Berg but now will be a fan! I enjoyed the easy read and her quirky thought process...felt very the character was someone I could know and care about.

CSil Jun 23, 2014

"chick lit" romance for women over 40. a quirky love story with a satisfying ending. elizabeth berg satisfies once again.

shoeshine5014 Jan 28, 2014

It had it's moments but I wasn't swept away.

Jun 12, 2011

I am always down with an Oprah's Book Club book, for the most part - there has to be something to millions of people reading a liking a single book.

So I picked up "Open House" on a whim as I walked by - that if my other two "shop by the cover" didn't impress, I had something that is an easy, entertaining read.

Not one of the best of the club, but still worthwhile to read. I was feeling anxious about work, and my ability to do a good job during this novel, and the character's feelings played right alongside. Definitely a subtle novel.

Sep 15, 2009

a sweet romance and fast read. i wished it lasted longer!

Nov 08, 2007

I'm surprised this is an Oprah book.


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