The Art of Mending

The Art of Mending

Book - 2004
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"Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture of excitement and wariness. Yet this year's gathering will prove to be much more trying than either she or her siblings imagined. As soon as she arrives, Laura realizes that something is not right with her sister. Forever wrapped up in events of long ago, Caroline is the family's restless black sheep. When Caroline confronts Laura and their brother, Steve, with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness"--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400061594
1400061598
9780345486486
9780812970982
Call Number: BERG
Characteristics: 271 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Forgiveness -- Fiction.
Family reunions -- Fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Repression (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.

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BugLady1 Mar 31, 2012

Ok book, but have read better by Elizabeth Berg. Kept waiting to get to the point throughout the book. Was disappointed that when the story finally got to where it was going, the details fell short and it ended too abruptly.

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michelejoliette
Jan 09, 2010

I have never been disappointed by any book written by Anita Berg.

Even though these are fiction, one tends to recognise all her situations as real life matters.

If it hasn't happended to you, it has happened to someone close to you.

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jbeckber
Aug 15, 2008

I like Berg as a writer. She is easy going, provides a good narrative and good insight. A good read.

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KarenW
Aug 27, 2004

Laura looks forward to traveling back to her hometown with her family every year to experience the old fashioned fun of the Fair. Her brother and sister will also be there to enjoy the fair and more importantly the camaraderie of their extended family. However, this year at the fair will bring about many changes in their relationships and their perception of their family. Ties that bind are tested to their very core. Elizabeth Berg once again brings a family situation into sharp focus.

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