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Publication Order of Katie Nash Books

Durable Goods (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joy School (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True to Form (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of George Sand Books

The Dream Lover (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mason Books

The Story of Arthur Truluv (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of Miracles (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Confession Club (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth's the Right Place for Love (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Talk Before Sleep (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Range of Motion (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What We Keep (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Until the Real Thing Comes Along (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Open House (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Change (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say When (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of Mending (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year of Pleasures (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Are All Welcome Here (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Handmaid and the Carpenter (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream When You're Feeling Blue (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Safe (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pull of the Moon (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Time I Saw You (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Time, There Was You (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tapestry of Fortunes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Days of Wine and Covid (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Ordinary Life (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Family Traditions (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escaping Into the Open (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Someone Happy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Still Happy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy to be Here (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Be Seeing You (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Elizabeth Berg is one of the New York Times bestselling author from America who has written a number of highly successful novels based on the Literature & Fiction genre. Many of the books written by her have been selected as the books of the year by a number of literature magazines. One of her novels has also been nominated for the ABBY Award in the year 1996. Finally, Elizabeth won the New England Bookseller Award in the year 1997. She also writes nonfiction books. Author Berg had written and submitted a poem to the American Girl magazine when she was just a small child, which got rejected in the end. Twenty five years later, she submitted another written work to a magazine and this time, it helped her to win a contest. This proved to be the much needed break of her writing career, During the initial years, author Berg used to write only for the magazines and after gaining a vast experience of 10 years, she decided to write her own independent novels. Berg was born on December 2, 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

As her father was enlisted in the Army when she was just 3 years old, she had to move a lot and has lived in many places. Once in her academic year, berg had to change three schools, all because of her father’s postings. As a child, she would often listen to mother reading out stories for her and from then onwards she developed a liking for reading books. She says that ever since she was able to hold a pencil in her hand, she has loved to write. Author Beg was just nine years old when she submitted her poem to the American Girl magazine. After the winning a contest organized by one of the famous literary magazines, author Berg has never looked back and continues to contribute through her writings. Now, author Berg makes sure that she completes and publishes at least one novel each year. Throughout her writing career, she has won numerous awards which add to her name and fame as an established writer. After working with dedication and determination for so many years, author Berg has begun thinking of her retirement days. She feels much better when she thinks about retiring and spending her days on a hobby farm filled a lot of domestic animals. She is very fond of having chickens and hopes to raise a lot of them after her retirement. Before going on to become a writer, author Berg was registered as a nurse and continued with this profession for a period of ten years. She considers this job to be her school that taught her a lot about writing as she learned a lot about the human while taking care of her patients.

Author Berg became an expert at drawing the emotions of fear, hope, love, regret, triumph, and loss through her patients and understood much more about the human relationships. Author Berg typically focuses on depicting all these emotions in her novels. Along with being a nurse, she has also worked as a waitress and has sung with a rock band. Being a waitress also helped her become a good writer, while being a singer only helped her to earn some good amount of money. Elizabeth Berg says that she dreams a lot about different things during the day, especially about her plots and characters. As of today, she is divorced from her marriage of 20 years and is blessed with a couple of daughters and 3 grandchildren. Her family comprises of several dogs named Gabigail Starletta Buttons and Homer Omar Fullofit, as well as a cat named Gracie Louise Pawplay. Author Berg lives along with them in Chicago and seems pretty much satisfied with her happy life.

A successful novel series written by author Elizabeth Berg is titled ‘Katie Nash’ series, which consists of a total of 3 books published between the years 1993 and 2002. The first novel of the series was titled ‘Durable Goods’ and was released by the Ballantine Books publishing house in the year 1993. The plot of this novel is set in Texas, United States and revolves around the lives of the primary characters named Dickie Mack, Katie, and Diane. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Katie is introduced as spending her lazy days of summer on the hot army base of Texas. She seems to be waiting for growing up and making Dickie Mack fall in love with no one else but her. She eagerly waits for her breasts to blossom and her beatings to get stopped. Katie and her elder sister named Diane seemed to struggle with understanding their increasingly distant and violent father, ever since their mother died. On one occasion, Diane becomes successful in escaping along with her boyfriend, but Katie decides to stay back and hide in her room or escape to the house of her best friend. However, she begins to miss strong-willed sister and this leads her to an exciting adventure that changes her life entirely. Author Berg has written the novel with an unerring ability to display the sadness of the pain of change and growth. The novel provides a deeper understanding of life which makes it even more wonderful to live.

The second novel of the Katie Nash series written by author Elizabeth Berg was published in the year 1997 by the Arrow publishing house. It was titled ‘Joy School’ and continued to depict the life of Katie along with a few other characters like Jimmy. In the opening sequence of the plot of this novel, it is shown that Katie has moved to Missouri along with her occasionally abusive and distant father. She seemed quite lonely after the death of her beloved mother. Katie gets enrolled in a new school which does not seem to accept her as her new friends do not prove to be her ideal companions. On one occasion, she accidentally meets Jimmy after falling on ice while skating. Katie finds him handsome and charming, even though he is far older than her and married. As time goes by, she keeps getting closer to Jimmy. And as her relationship with him unfolds, Katie begins to understand the awareness of the intensity and pain that is brought by first love. Just like the previous novel of the series, this novel too became extremely successful and helped author Berg gain the necessary confidence for writing other novels in her career. Author Berg once again succeeded in depicting the true emotions of the human nature through this exciting novel. She was highly praised for her efforts by the critics as well as her fellow authors. This allowed her to get motivated and encouraged to move ahead in her successful writing career.

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3 Responses to “Elizabeth Berg”

  1. Linda Nulle: 6 months ago

    What an awesome story!! I started it this morning and just finished it. I couldn’t put it down. It had me laughing out loud in places and crying in others. THANK YOU for an incredible book. So looking forward to your next release. Sincerely, Linda Nulle

  2. Lynda Lorenz: 2 years ago

    I am excited to get to know Elizabeth Berg through her novels and characters. I have just picked up my first book written by her and am delighted to see so many others to choose from. Of course, unknowingly, I chose the last one she wrote, but that’s okay I love series which she has, and I see she has many stand-alones to choose from, too. Thank you, Ms. Berg for being persistent, determined and so in touch with your God-given gift of creativity, writing and personal experiences to share. Now, back to my book!

  3. Pat Merrick: 2 years ago

    The Katie Nash Series

    I was a child at the same time period that this series took place. The character of Cherylann was my childhood friend (Barb) and I was Katie. These books were my favorite and brought back many humorous memories. They were written with endearing understanding of little children and their thoughts and actions; indeed my favorite books of all time.


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