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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Berg Narrator: Elizabeth Berg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the beloved bestselling author of Home Safe and The Year of Pleasures, comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another—and themselves—at their fortieth high school reunion.

To each of the men and women in The Last Time I Saw You, this reunion means something different—a last opportunity to say something long left unsaid, an escape from the bleaker realities of everyday life, a means to save a marriage on the rocks, or an opportunity to bond with a slightly estranged daughter, if only over what her mother should wear.

As the onetime classmates meet up over the course of a weekend, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives. For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, the reunion brings with it the possibility of finally attracting the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker. For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it’s a chance to reexamine a painful past. For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet—or at least that’s what he tells himself. For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it’s the hope of finding friendship before it is too late.

As Dorothy, Mary Alice, Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth reemerge, and new discoveries are made. For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen.

In this beautiful novel, Elizabeth Berg deftly weaves together stories of roads taken and not taken, choices made and opportunities missed, and the possibilities of second chances.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A warm, unsentimental look at life way past high school—and the hope some people hold of reliving those glory days. People (four stars)
  • [Berg] has a knack for taking you right into the soul of her characters, as they respond to joy and tragedy in a perfectly imperfect way. Chicago Sun-Times
  • For the delightful hours it takes to read this novel, it seems that the characters jumped right off the page and joined the crowd for a casual family supper. Chicago Tribune
  • Marvelous . . . plenty of pathos and can’t-stop-laughing moments . . . Readers will care about every character. The Oklahoman
  • Book groups are clamoring for upbeat yet significant works that are entertaining as well as enlightening; Berg’s latest novel satisfies and succeeds on both counts. Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jared Quist | 2/19/2014

    " I got this book through first reads, and I enjoyed it. It was a light, fun, story and I felt that it was written very well. It's about a 40 year high school reunion. The story is really enjoyable. I thought it was a great weekend read. I gave it three stars because I felt that Berg could do better. This book isn't bad at all, but when you compare it to Talk Before Sleep or Open House, it just doesn't measure up. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light read that is a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jackie | 2/14/2014

    " "...trusting that things will, in their owntime and in their own way, come quite satisfactorily together" (241). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by jeanette | 2/13/2014

    " engaging story of a 40th high school reunion. again quirky, interesting characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caclark85283 | 2/12/2014

    " didn't like ending "

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