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Author: Elizabeth Berg Narrator: Natalie Ross Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Katie Nash Series Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781480501683
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Katie Nash—the beloved heroine of Elizabeth Berg's previous novels Durable Goods and Joy School—is thirteen years old in 1961, and she's facing a summer full of conflict. Her father has enlisted her in two care-taking jobs—baby-sitting for the rambunctious Wexler boys and, equally challenging, looking after Mrs. Randolph, her elderly, bedridden neighbor. To make matters worse, Katie has been forcibly inducted into the "loser" Girl Scout troop, compliments of her only new friend Cynthia's controlling mother. Her only saving grace is a trip to her childhood hometown in Texas, to visit her best friend Cherylanne. But people and places change—and Cherylanne is no exception. When an act of betrayal leaves Katie wondering just what friends are really for, she learns to rely on the only one left she can trust: herself.

Full of the joys, anguish, and innocence of American adolescence, True to Form is a story sure to make listeners remember and reflect on their own moments of discovery and self-definition.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Katie, Berg has created a narrator true to adolescent form.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A convincing teen’s-eye view on growing up in the summer of 1961.”

    Boston Herald (editor’s pick)

  • “Berg is the master of the soft-focus, nonconfrontational women’s novel…Berg lays nostalgia traps at every turn in her tenth feel-good novel, but her readers…will be happy to fall into them.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Berg presents an engaging portrait of a sensitive and receptive adolescent in the midst of self-discovery.”


  • “In this lyrical coming-of-age novel about the choices one makes and what they cost, Berg is true to form, peopling the story with her characteristic interesting and unconventionally flawed creations…Everything about this quiet book rings true.”


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About the Author

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Open House, an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience, and community.

About the Narrator

Natalie Ross is an actress and voice-over artist whose acting credits include multiple appearances in the television series All My Children, among others. She is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.