Open House

Open House

A Novel

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Struggling to come to terms with her husband's abandonment, Samantha sets out to construct a new life for herself and her eleven-year-old son, despite financial hardship, and to rediscover her own identity, which had been lost in her attempts to save hermarriage

Blackwell North Amer
A woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart. Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spree of overcharging at Tiffany's, 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 in boarders. The first is an older woman who offers sage advice and sorely needed comfort; the second, a maladjusted student, is not quite so helpful. A new friend, King, an untraditional man, suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. In order to really see people, she has to look within her heart. And in order to know who she is, she has to remember - and reclaim - the person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage. Open House is a love story about what can blossom between a man and a woman, and within a woman herself.

Baker
& Taylor

Struggling to come to terms with her husband's abandonment, Samantha sets out to reconstruct a new life for herself and her eleven-year-old son, despite financial hardship, and to rediscover who her own identity, which had been lost in her attempts to save her marriage. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375501005
0375501002
9780375506031
0375506039
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 25 cm

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Pollysfolley
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 comfortable...like 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.

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anivison
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.

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fmandri
Sep 15, 2009

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

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

I'm surprised this is an Oprah book.

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