Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Book Review: Sunday, March 9, 2014: Open House

Madame L has been reading another book by Elizabeth Berg, "Open House," which was an Oprah's Book Club selection when it came out in 2001. Madame L is NOT reading it because of that! Madame L is reading it because she found it on her local library's book sale shelf the other day, remembered how much she had liked other books by Elizabeth Berg, and happened to have three dollars with her.

Madame L could have gotten it used from for less than that, but she never would have found it on because she didn't know it existed until she saw it in the library.

Madame L would apologize to her Dear Readers for not being one of those reviewers who has access to the latest books, allowing her Dear Readers to be the first among their friends to know what the latest novel or self-help book is all about... That is, Madame L would apologize for that if Madame L thought her Dear Readers cared about that.

Madame L is enjoying this book so far, even though the premise is fairly ordinary: A woman's rich and handsome husband leaves her, and she doesn't know what to do. So far, the plot has advanced to where the deserted wife has made a new friend, gone on a disastrous date, disappointed her son, found out her oldest friend hated that husband all along, realized that she can't stand her mother, and gotten a temporary job at a laundromat.

Madame L is still reading this book because of Elizabeth Berg's wonderful writing, not because she needs to know more about the trials and hardships of women whose husbands have left them.

Madame L will report later this week to you, Dear Readers, how the book progresses and what she thinks of it.

Meanwhile, what have YOU, Dear Readers, been reading, that you would like to share with Madame L and her other Dear Readers?

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