The Art of Mending

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Berg

Narrated By: Joyce Bean

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 6 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

It begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets - secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart. In renowned author Elizabeth Berg's moving new novel, unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past? 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.

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  • Anonymous

    I dont know how I got through this book. Sooo boring. The whole book I was thinking" Oh cry me a river" Just a bunch of whiners....Don't bother.

  • Anonymous

    Berg reminds me a little of Anne Tyler as an author. This particular novel is marked by inconsistency. There are some wonderful lines and insights...but, taken as a whole, the story is quite ordinary and very inconclusive.

  • Anonymous

    It was a little too predictable for me. Perhaps if the characters were more developed, I would have been drawn into the story.