03. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Madeline

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg, 219 pages, read by Madeline, on 05/09/2013

Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef’s kitchen–and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a roadtrip to find again the people and things they miss. One woman wants to connect with a daughter she gave away at birth; another wants to visit her long-absent ex-husband; a third woman, a professional chef, is seeking new inspiration from the restaurants along the way. And Cecilia is looking for Dennis Halsinger, the man she never got over, who recently sent her a postcard out of the blue. This novel is classic Elizabeth Berg–a portrait of how women grow through the relationships that define them, and a testament to the power of female friendship.

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