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Summary: In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author ofThe Art of Mending, andOpen House, a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal.Â Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply 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, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love. Elizabeth Berg'sThe Year of Pleasuresis about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath,Â good food,Â the beauty ofÂ nature, music, friends, and art. "Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience,Â loneliness, love, and hope. AndÂ the transcendence that redeems,"Â said Andre Dubus aboutDurable Goods. AndÂ the same could be said aboutThe Year of Pleasures.Â
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Sells her townhouse and moves out to the midwest; opens up her own store; makes new friends.