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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Berg Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin life anew. Though still dealing with her sorrow, Betta nonetheless is determined to find pleasure in her simple daily routines.

Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected ways are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from her college days with whom she reconnects, a young man who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome widower who is ready for love.

Elizabeth Berg's The Year of Pleasures is about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, and art. Above all, The Year of Pleasures is about the various kindnesses people can provide one another. Betta's journey from grief to joy is a meaningful reminder of what is available to us all, regardless of what fate has in store. This exquisite book suggests that no matter what we lose, life is ready to give bountifully to those who will receive. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marion | 2/20/2014

    " I really liked it although about a subject I really don't want to deal with! Loved the part where she reconnected with college friends. Sounds like a bunch of Wells girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deborah Joyner | 2/8/2014

    " Dealing with grief leads a woman to discover the simple pleasures of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by kathleen macdonald | 1/5/2014

    " this one surprised me...that I would be able to get into fiction and not deconstruct it in some way is very rare for me... I am lost in this book and I have yet to finish it because there is so much meaning in the story for me... I know not everyone would jive with Berg's writing, but for someone reason this book I 'get'. ...update: re-reading again...losing myself in the feelings it brings up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lindsay Loughlin | 12/17/2013

    " A sweet story about love, grief and reconnecting with old friends "

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