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Open House by Elizabeth Berg. Samantha is abandoned by her husband in the opening pages of this three-handkerchief special, and the resultant tremors keep her off-balance for most of the novel. There are practical problems aplenty, of course, including a shortage of money and an 11-year-old son to raise.
(813.54 BER) Escaping into the open : the art of writing true by Elizabeth Berg.